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: 487

Table of Content: May 2017; 9(5)

May 2017

Assessing the farmer field school’s diffusion of knowledge and adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers in Kiboga District, Uganda

Farmer Field Schools (FFS) can empower farmers through meetings at demonstration sites to promote agricultural production because of discovery learning. This study empirically investigated the FFS’s diffusion of knowledge and its impact on the smallholder farmer’s adaptation to climate change in Kiboga district characterised by low rainfall pattern. A cross-sectional research design was adopted where a total...

Author(s): David Mfitumukiza, Bernard Barasa, Ann Marie Nankya, Nabwire Dorothy, Abbo Hellen Owasa, Babu Siraj and Kato Gerald

May 2017

Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina

The study estimates a logit model to identify factors influencing adoption of agritourism by small farmers in North Carolina using a survey. All variables included in the model were dummies and of these having at least a college education has the greatest impact on participating in agritourism, followed by race, public access to the farm for recreation, farms with more than 50 acres of land deemed unsuitable for crop...

Author(s): Anthony Yeboah, John Owens, Jarvetta Bynum and Ralph Okafor

May 2017

Indigenous land suitability evaluation system of the Acholi tribe of Northern Uganda

Indigenous knowledge has traditionally been the most important source of information about agricultural practices and production in many rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Modern, scientific knowledge has increasingly contested and replaced this knowledge, but has itself not always been adapted to local conditions, in contrast to indigenous knowledge that has evolved over time and is very place-specific. Since...

Author(s): Expedito Nuwategeka and Martine Nyeko