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: 476

Table of Content: July-September 2021; 13(3)

July 2021

Evaluation of tillage practices on selected soil chemical properties, maize yield and net return in O. R. Tambo District, South Africa

The costs of maize production per ha in the Eastern Cape Province are escalating due to an increase in mechanization and input costs. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been identified as one of the systems that can reduce costs of production and improve maize productivity. Most famers in the district still require tangible evidence on the benefits and impacts of minimal soil disturbance. Hence it was necessary to...

Author(s): Mxolisi Mtyobile, Simphiwo Mhlontlo

July 2021

On-farm evaluation and pre-scaling up of improved finger millet technologies under rainfed condition in Western Oromia, Ethiopia: A case of East Wollega Zone, Ethiopia

The average yield of finger millet is low in Ethiopia, specifically in Western Oromia due to different production constraints such as limited availability of improved varieties, lack of formal seed delivery system, and limited adoption of the available technologies. To this, BARC in collaboration with AGP-II conducted the pre-scale up and popularized full packaged improved finger millet varieties in cluster...

Author(s): Hailu Feyis Tasisa, Chemada Brihanu Chela, Dagnachew Lule and Kebede Dessalegn Lemu

August 2021

Effect of bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutritional content of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

Swiss chard is amongst the widely cultivated green leafy vegetables that play a significant role in alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in South Africa. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. Two cultivars of Swiss chard (Fordhook giant and Star 1801) were planted in 10 plots of 4.5 m² using sand...

Author(s): Azile Dumani, Tembakazi T. Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P. Celliers and Mongezi M. Mbangcolo

August 2021

Farming methods and the livelihood outcomes of women in Eastern Uganda

Farming methods are closely linked to the livelihood outcomes of women. The techniques of farming and the manner in which they are applied affects realization of livelihood outcomes. Even though rural women aim at attaining positive outcomes, their efforts are jeopardized by poor farming practices. This situation is exacerbated by gender disparities in knowledge and skills, inadequate access to productive resources and...

Author(s): Flavia Amayo, Irene L. Akidi⊃, Robert Senath Esuruku, Phyllis Brenda Kaptui

August 2021

Effectiveness and limitations of the recently adopted acaricide application methods in tick control on dairy farms in South-Western Uganda

In Uganda, control of ticks and tick-borne diseases (TTBDs) largely depends on the use of chemicals applied using different methods. This cross-sectional study assessed 17 factors to determine the effectiveness and limitations in the use of the recently adopted acaricide application methods on dairy cattle farms in south-western Uganda. The average annual morbidity and mortality due to tick-borne diseases were 42.6 and...

Author(s): Irene Mbatidde, Andrew Wange Bugenyi, Jemimmah Natuhwera, Gershom Tugume and Halid Kirunda

September 2021

Responses of smallholder farmers on sorghum production preferences and constraints in the Upper East Region of Ghana

In spite of several strategies implemented to improve sorghum production in Ghana, average grain yield in farmers’ fields remains low and far below the estimated potential. The development of effective strategies requires continuous, in-depth understanding of production constraints as well as farmer preferences for crop traits. To this end, a participatory rural appraisal using focus group discussions, interviews...

Author(s): Elaine Azu, Wilfred Elegba, Abigail Tweneboah Asare, Precious Kwaku Blege,  Harry Mensah Amoatey and Eric Yirenkyi Danquah

September 2021

Influence of seasonal fodder scarcity on milk production among smallholder dairy farms in the north rift region of Kenya

This study assessed the extent of seasonal fodder scarcity influence on milk production in smallholder farms (n=130) in the north rift region of Kenya. A cross-sectional survey to obtain primary data was conducted through face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire. Data processing was done in excel, thereafter, data was analyzed in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 21). Results...

Author(s): Beatrice Chepkoech Tuei, Christopher Assa Onyango, Evelyne Chesomek Kiptot, Sammy Carsan and Bockline Omedo Bebe