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: 455

Table of Content: December 2016; 8(12)

December 2016

Making the demand driven extensions services systems work through decentralised structures: Prospects for the future extension service delivery in Malawi

Malawi adopted a pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension system in 2000, following a political change from one party to a multiparty democratic system of government. This was followed by the introduction of a district agricultural extension services system (DAESS) as a way of facilitating the implementation of the pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension policy....

Author(s): Charles McPhery Masangano, Hastings Chiwasa, Daimon K. Kambewa, Mayamiko Kakwera, Masautso Chimombo, Marriam Matita and Wisdom Gausi

December 2016

Informal transfer of information among vegetable growers in Khartoum State, Sudan

Informal transfer of information among vegetable growers in Khartoum State, Sudan was investigated through a cross-sectional survey with 120 growers from six typical vegetable production villages (20 growers from each each) in peri-urban Omdurman (2 villages) and Eastern Nile locality (4 villages). The focus was on inventor growers (72, 60%) employing their information, skills and experience exchange to improve and...

Author(s): Osman A. Badri

December 2016

Logit analysis of factors affecting adoption of improved bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) variety: The case of Yilmana Densa District, West Gojam, Ethiopia

Yilmana Densa is one of the potential wheat growing District in West Gojam Zone, but the level of adoption is not studied for the last 15 years and a number of farmers are still using local varieties which are known for their low yield and disease susceptibility. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify potential factors affecting adoption of improved bread wheat variety, using the logistic regression...

Author(s): Laduber Wondale, Dessalegn Molla and Daniel Tilahun

December 2016

Farmers’ perception towards climate change and their adaptation measures in Dire Dawa Administration, Eastern Ethiopia

This study assessed farmers’ perception and adaptation options to climate change in six kebeles selected from different agro-ecological zones of Dire Dawa Administration, eastern Ethiopia. Data for the study were collected from 171 respondents selected through multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive statistics were employed to assess climate change perception differentials among gender, social groups and...

Author(s): Alem Kidanu, Kibebew Kibret, Jemma Hajji, Muktar Mohammed and Yosef Ameha