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: 422

Table of Content: January-March 2021; 13(1)

January 2021

Mobile phone technology for increasing banana productivity among smallholder farmers in Uganda

This study aimed at assessing the level of mobile phone use in Ugandan agricultural extension, and to establish the extent to which mobile phone Viamo’s 3-2-1 service, hosted by Airtel Uganda, was being accessed and how the facility can be improved to boost banana productivity. The results of the study indicate that use of mobile phones for increased banana productivity were dependent on age, gender, household...

Author(s): William Tinzaara, Elias Oyesigye, Christophe Bocquet, Jamie Arkin, and Vincent Johnson  

January 2021

Aquaculture extension service in Kenya: Farmers and extension officers perspectives

A cross-sectional study was undertaken to examine the aquaculture extension service in Kenya.  Primary data was collected using a semi-structured questionnaire administered to 292 randomly selected fish farmers and 56 extension officers in different counties in Kenya. Descriptive statistics mainly mean and frequencies were computed to determine key characteristics of farmers and extension officers. Inferential...

Author(s): Fonda J. Awuor, Mary A. Opiyo, Kevin O. Obiero, Jonathan M. Munguti, Jacob Abwao, Betty M. Nyonje, Nancy Nevejan and Gilbert V. Stappen  

February 2021

Factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District of the Bono region, Ghana

The study assessed the factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District. In the sampling process, multi-stage sampling procedure was utilized. Data was analyzed descriptively and inferentially. The study showed that small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District accessed credit facilities mainly from informal sources such as relatives, friends, traders,...

Author(s): Samuel Afotey Anang and Asana Awudu Kabore  

February 2021

Women participation in fish processing and packaging in rural communities of Delta State, Nigeria

The study investigated women participation in fish processing and packaging in Delta State, Nigeria. Multi stage sampling procedure was used in the selection of 180 respondents for the study. Data for the study was collected using structured questionnaire, focus group discussion and participatory observation. Data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics, mean scores and inferential statistics. The...

Author(s): Anyim C. O., Odoemelam L. E. and Okorie N. U.  

February 2021

Impact of Fadama III additional financing (AF) on the yield and income of beneficiaries in some selected lgas of Sokoto state, Nigeria

Successive administration in Nigeria has initiated different projects with the aim of improving the income and productivity of the small-scale rural farmers thereby ensuring food security. However, most of these projects have not achieved the desired goal of improving the productivity, income and the living standard of the poor rural farmers in Nigeria. It is on record that since independence, the Government of Nigeria...

Author(s): Isah Abubakar Idris and Muhammad Sani M. Jabo

February 2021

Transportation inefficiencies in the cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast: Is sustainability possible?

The purpose of this investigation is to examine transportation inefficiencies and the sustainability of cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast. Problems addressed include unidentified major actors, types of transportation and how it is measured, and lastly, improving efficiency in transportation with respect to society, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. A mixed method methodology is followed in which qualitative and...

Author(s): Simeon Human and Ingrid Fromm  

February 2021

Predicting the adoption of improved cassava varieties in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone cassava plays a major role in households’ food and income security. Plant breeders have concentrated on improved varieties with an increasing yields per unit area. This study was designed to identify factors that influence adoption or rejection of improved cassava cultivars by growers. Data were collected using questionnaires, focus group discussions and field walks; locations were selected using...

Author(s): Janatu V. Sesay, Aiah Lebbie and Richard A. Wadsworth    

February 2021

Role of agricultural cooperatives in rural development in the era of liberalization in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon

The focus of this research was to identify the role played by agricultural cooperatives in rural development in the era of liberalization in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. Primary sources were used for data collection. Questionnaires were administered to 329 respondents from 52 agricultural cooperatives in 40 villages with a response rate of 78.7% in the North West Region and 21.3% in the South West...

Author(s): Budi Fredrick Tumenta, Fonteh Athanasius Amungwa and Manu Ibrahim Nformi  

March 2021

Farmer preference for selected finger millet (Eleusine coracana) varieties in Rift Valley, Kenya

Lack of awareness and information on the traits of orphan crops such as finger millet is a major constraint to finger millet production. Farmer participatory and varietal selection (FVPS) is an efficient method of achieving productivity through enhancing adoption of improved high yielding varieties. A study was conducted in two major growing areas in central Rift Valley, Agri-ecological zone III (ATC-Nakuru and Bomet),...

Author(s): J. M. Tracyline, P. K. Kimurto, J. J. Mafurah, N. W. Mungai and H. Ojulong