Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 488

Table of Content: 22 August 2012; 4(15)

August 2012

Analyzing the performance and the resource allocation of the dairy production in Rolim de Moura municipality, Rondônia, Brazil

The present study aimed to calculate indicators of productivity of dairy farmers in the municipality of Rolim de Moura, Rondônia, in the north region of Brazil and to evaluate the efficiency of producers by the perspective of productive efficiency, technical and scale. The data is of primary nature, gathered through questionnaires sent to 77 farmers of the Rolim de Moura municipality. The sample for this...

Author(s): Márcio Heleno Rodrigues, Mariluce Paes de Souza and Theophilo Alves de Souza Filho

August 2012

Tools and approaches for vegetable cultivar and technology transfer in West Africa: A case study of new hot pepper variety dissemination in Mali

Agricultural research and extension in sub-Saharan Africa has focused mainly on basic staples and traditional commodity exports. Despite the nutritional, medicinal and economic importance of vegetables, the subsector is largely neglected by extension services in favor of staple crops. Since 1992, AVRDC– the World Vegetable Center has been engaged in demand-driven vegetable extension through direct training of...

Author(s): Victor Afari-Sefa, Sokona Dagnoko, Theresa Endres, Abdou Tenkouano, Sanjeet Kumar and Paul A. Gniffke

August 2012

Role of action research in reducing farmers’ livelihood vulnerability: A case of Gotu-Onema, central rift valley, Ethiopia

The livelihood of farmers in Gotu-Onema, central rift valley of Ethiopia has been vulnerable for recurrent drought and other socioeconomic stressors. It is getting worse despite disciplinary research and technology transfer efforts to reverse the situation. As a result of this failure, an action oriented research has been implemented between 2004 and 2009 using 64 selected pilot farming households with the objective of...

Author(s): Tefera Belay, Belaynesh Zewdie and Girma Abera