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: 489

Table of Content: August 2015; 7(8)

August 2015

Smallholder farmers’ access to improved groundnut production and value addition technologies in Eastern Uganda

Groundnuts are a key crop in Uganda, both as a source of nutrition and income. However, lack of knowledge and information on progressive practices along the groundnut value chain is a key contributor to the poor performance of the sub-sector. This study envisages establishing baseline knowledge on key aspects of groundnut production, processing and marketing with a view to identifying areas and gaps for capacity...

Author(s): Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi, Julian Kirinya, Valentine Kasenge, Onesmus Semalulu, and Basil Mugonola

August 2015

Evaluation of biomass yield of selected fodder species in relation to frequency of harvest alongside defoliation heights in Western Kenya

Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach), the most preferred fodder species for dairy production in East and Central Africa, is under threat from stunt disease caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae (Ns-phytoplasma). The disease reduces forage yield by 40 to 90%. Two alternative fodder grasses, Guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq) and Guatemala grass (Tripsacum laxum Scrib and Merr) and a new stunt disease tolerant...

Author(s): Munyasi J. W., Auma E. O., Ngode L. and Muyekho F. N.

August 2015

Identifying the gap between the views of extension officers and members of farmers’ groups towards promoting sustained agricultural success in Trinidad, West Indies

Successful farmers’ groups can play a major role in the rural development and food security needs of Caribbean communities. The lack of permanency of these groups, however, has provided the basis for numerous challenges with respect to their effectiveness in promoting sustainable agriculture in the Caribbean. This study attempts to identify what may be one barrier to farmers’ group stability in Trinidad,...

Author(s): Marcus N. A. Ramdwar and Valerie A. Stoute