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: 410

Table of Content: November 2009; 1(2)

September 2013

Differences in the perception on leadership of the village development and security committee

Previous studies revealed that the socio-demographic factors are vital and would sway the perception of rural community towards the leadership of their community leaders. Nevertheless, the outcome of these studies had shown inconsistent results. Hence, it is pertinent to investigate further on the sociodemographic factors that influence village development and security committee (VDSC) perception towards the...

Author(s): Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva, Bahaman Abu Samah and Hayrol Azril Mohamad Shaffril

November 2009

Development and performance of a laboratory-scale passive solar grain dryer in a tropical environment

A laboratory-scale passive solar grain dryer was developed and its performance evaluated in Makurdi metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. The dryer consist of a solar collector panel, a thermal storage unit and a drying chamber. The top of the collector is made of one layer of 4 mm thickness of colourless glass sheet as glazing. The absorber material used was corrugated 0.5 mm thick zinc roofing sheet...

Author(s): S. V. Irtwange and S. Adebayo

November 2011

Validation of socio-economic status indicators for heads of farm families in Delta North agricultural zone, Delta State, Nigeria

The specific objectives were to collate a universe of socio-economic status indicators; carry out item analysis to validate socio-economic status indicators; select valid socio-economic status indicators for heads of farm families; and discuss the sociological implication of the valid items. Stratified and simple random sampling designs were used in selecting the towns and villages. Twelve percent...

Author(s): B. O. Ovwigho

December 2009

An analysis of professional competencies of Agriculture Officers to cope with problem of weeds in North West Frontier Province-Pakistan

Professionally competent Agriculture Officers (AOs) play an important role in increasing the agriculture production through communicating new findings about the damage caused by weed. It has been tried to find the professional competency of AOs to cope with the weed problem in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. This study was initiated during in January, 2007 where 112 questionnaires...

Author(s): Muhammad Zafarullah Khan , Soparth Pongquan and Javid Ullah

November 2009

Risk management strategies of cattle farmers in Namibia: Case study from Omaheke and Otjozondjupa

A sample survey of 269 questionnaires was administered to commercial and communal cattle farmers in the two regions of Namibia, (Omaheke and Otjozondjupa) to identify factors which affect the adoption of livestock insurance. About 205 questionnaires were collected and the 64 questionnaires were regarded as irregular responses or not returned. A computer software programme was used to generate a logit...

Author(s): Mogos Y. Teweldemedhin and Lucia Kafidii