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: December 2012; 4(20)

December 2012

Linking institutions and neighborhood communities with irrigation; A theoretical framework for sustainable agriculture

In this paper, effort has been made to link human resources in three institutions and their neighborhood communities with irrigation, for sustainable agriculture. Damming the Otamiri River in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and linking with the Polytechnics in Umuagwo and Nekede, and their neighborhood communities for on-demand irrigation is a sustainable development program. The present system of rain-fed...

Author(s): Michael A. Nwachukwu, and Celestine C. Egwuonwu

December 2012

Using the Delphi technique to assess cost-effectiveness of rural information and communications technologies (ICT) centers in Iran

This Delphi study was aimed to identify the effectiveness of rural information and communications technologies (ICT) centers in rural communities of Kermanshah Township, Iran. Rural information and communication technology (ICT) centers play an important role in rural development through improving e-governance in rural areas. The study utilized a Delphi technique, carried out by participation of ICT experts to...

Author(s): Amirhossein Alibaygi, Mehdi Karamidehkordi and Mehrdad Pouya

December 2012

Evaluation of the relevance of packages of extension recommendations on cassava to farmers’ felt needs in Cross-river State, Nigeria: Implications for the attainment of Millenium Development Goal on food security

Relevance of packages of improved agricultural technologies to farmers’ felt needs would influence how readily the farmers adopt them as well as the attainment of the goal of self-sufficiency in food production vis-à-vis the Millennium Development Goal on food security. The study was, therefore, conducted to evaluate the relevance of extension packages of improved technologies to farmers’ felt needs...

Author(s): Agbarevo, Machiadikwe N. Benjamin

December 2012

Evaluation of the linkage system of Research-Extension-Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria: Lesson for Agricultural Extension Administrators

The study evaluated the researcher-extension agents-farmers linkage system in Oyo State, with a view to improving production of arable farmers through effective communication. Pre-tested structured questionnaire were used to elicit information from forty researchers from four of the nine research institutes in Oyo state. Forty-four extension agents were randomly selected and interviewed from the States’...

Author(s): Adesoji S. A. and Aratunde Tunde

December 2012

The structure, conduct and performance of palm oil marketing in Cross River State, Nigeria

The business of palm oil in Nigeria has undergone successive marketing arrangements, each with its inherent deficiencies. The paper examined the structure, conduct and performance of palm oil marking in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted the multi-stage sampling techniques in the selection of 6 local Government Areas, 18 Villages, 180 processes, 90 commissioned agents, 90 retailers and 30 merchants for the...

Author(s): N. E. Tiku, J. O. Olukosi, R. A. Omolehin and M. O. Oniah