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: 484

Table of Content: April 2016; 8(4)

April 2016

Price competitiveness of smallholder rice farmers under cooperative irrigation schemes in Coast and Morogoro regions, Tanzania

Tanzanian produced rice is not competitive because of high production costs. To increase competitiveness will require improvements in production efficiency. This study was conducted  to analyse production cost efficiency using  cross sectional data (2013/2014 agricultural season) from 200 farmers that belong to four cooperative irrigation schemes in Coast and Morogoro regions. Two stage sampling and translog...

Author(s): Kangile, R. J. and Mpenda, Z. T.

April 2016

Adaptive capacity of evicted agro-pastoralists from Ihefu Basin in Tanzania

This paper looks at the adaptive capacity of evicted agro-pastoralists who were evicted from Ihefu Basin in Mbarali District and forced to settle in new resettlement areas. Household questionnaires, life stories, and focused group discussions with a sample of 110 resettled agro-pastoralists was used to capture the data. Quantitative and qualitative data were analysed. The adaptive capacity index was used to determine...

Author(s): Given Msigwa Msomba, Zebedayo K. Mvena and Kizito Mwajombe

April 2016

Prioritizing needs assessment techniques for agricultural programs implementation: The case of Northern Region, Ghana

The Northern region is among the poorest in Ghana. The Southern regions possess a lot of natural resources, and at the same time viable for the production of cash crops. The Northern regions however, have agriculture as their most dependable source of livelihood. The proportion of people working as farmers in the region is 73%, making it the highest in the country. In the light of this, most developmental programs in...

Author(s): Abdul-Basit Tampuli ABUKARI, Burak ÖZTORNACI and Dilek Bostan BUDAK