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: 488

Table of Content: October-December 2022; 14(4)

October 2022

Predicting the adoption of multiple climate-smart agriculture technologies in Tambacounda and Kolda, Senegal

Uptake of farming technologies by smallholder farmers is necessary to speed up the transition to climate-smart agriculture so as to address the potential impacts of climate change on agricultural production, food security, and reduction of greenhouse gas emission. Using survey data from 341 households, this study analyzes the factors that determine the probability and level of adoption of multiple climate-smart...

Author(s): Beckie Nantongo, Joseph Ssekandi, Ablaye Ngom, Birane Dieng, Ndongo Diouf, Jules Diouf and Kandioura Noba  

October 2022

Exploring the impact of agricultural policies on the documentation and sharing of indigenous knowledge in sub-Saharan Africa

The study sought to explore the extent to which agricultural policies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries incorporate Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and its impact on the efforts to document and share agricultural IK through communication efforts. A qualitative content analysis of policy documents from seven SSA countries and eight key informant interviews with knowledge management officers from the seven countries was...

Author(s): Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa, Alexa Lamm and Shuyang Qu  

October 2022

Substantial factors influencing the performance of rice farmers in Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Crops production subsector depends on various factors including natural factors as well as non-natural factors. Meanwhile, in vast areas of Tanzania including the Mbeya Region, rice farmers struggle to make their living through rice farming regardless of various challenges with which the subsector is crumbled. This study aimed at assessing the factors influencing the performance of rice farming in the Mbeya Region of...

Author(s): Kulyakwave Peter David, Xu Shiwei and Wen Yu  

November 2022

Adoption of German International Corporation (GIZ) technology intervention on shea nut processing in Niger State, Nigeria

This study assessed the activities GIZ technology intervention on Shea nut processing in Niger State, Nigeria. The objectives were to identify the available improved shea nut processing technologies and the level of adoption of the improved GIZ shea nut processing technologies in the study area. A two-stage sampling technique was adopted for the study. Data were collected through interview schedule and analysed using...

Author(s): Koloche I. M., Solomon S., Adaigbe V. C., Yahaya S. A., Odufale O. O. and Garba M. H.  

December 2022

Knowledge of subsistence maize farmers on aflatoxin contamination and determinants for adoption of artisanal control technologies in Kitui, Kenya

Widespread aflatoxin contamination of maize is a public health hazard in Sub-Saharan Africa and its management requires strategies which are implemented both at pre- and post-harvest stages of cereal production. This study aimed at assessing knowledge and practices for aflatoxin contamination of maize and factors associated with adoption of artisanal aflatoxin control technologies. A semi-structured questionnaire was...

Author(s): Winfred Muthini Kyalo, Joshua Orungo Onono, Jackson Nyarongi Ombui and Peter Baaro Gathura

December 2022

Agricultural technologies, territorialization from below and land-use conflicts in agro-pastoral areas of Northern Benin

For some years, the Republic of Benin has promoted mechanization and modernization of its agricultural sector as a driver of food security, socio-economic development and sub-regional solidarity. New agricultural technologies such as tractors and pesticides have been introduced into the small scale farming systems and have reached record adoption rates in various agro-ecological zones of the country. However, rural...

Author(s): Georges Djohy and Honorat Edja