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: 452

Table of Content: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

Up-scaling napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) production using “Tumbukiza” method in smallholder farming systems in Northwestern Kenya

Low and declining soil fertility and inadequate livestock feeds are major constraints limiting dairy productivity in smallholder farming systems in North-western Kenya.  Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) is the most popular fodder used by dairy farmers. The farmer field school (FFS) and farmer participatory research (FPR) approaches were used to up-scale ‘tumbukiza’, a...

Author(s): Elkana M. Nyambati, Charles M. Lusweti, Francis N. Muyekho and Joseph G. Mureithi

January 2011

Beekeeping sub sector challenges and constraints in Atsbi Wemberta District of eastern zone, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Though beekeeping is a common farming enterprise and income generating activity in Atsbi Wemberta, and promotional efforts were made to improve it, no systematic study has been undertaken to evaluate the promotional efforts and people’s response to it. The objectives of the study were to identify beekeeping sub sector constraints; and to assess perception of beekeepers towards improved beekeeping practices....

Author(s): Workneh Abebe and Ranjitha Puskur

January 2011

An assessment of agricultural extension services in irrigation schemes under RBDAs’ control in Nigeria: The case of Kano River irrigation projec

The National Irrigation Policy is based on boosting domestic agricultural production by using irrigation since rain fed production alone cannot meet demand. Achieving the goal of increasing agricultural production through harnessing of national irrigation potentials will depend on many factors; among which extension is likely to be one of the most important. For this purpose, this paper attempts to evaluate the...

Author(s): A. A. Ammani, B. M. Sani, H. N. Kura and Y. Hussaini