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: September 2014; 6(9)

September 2014

A Focus Group approach to exploration of the dynamics of farmers’ groups in Trinidad, West Indies

As part of its agricultural development strategy, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago plans to promote the development of Producer Organizations. Historically, the sustainability of farmers’ groups in Trinidad has been poor, with several unsuccessful interventions. This study seeks to do a preliminary exploration of some of the issues which could impact group sustainability, as perceived by the two main...

Author(s): Marcus N. A. Ramdwar, Valerie A. Stoute and Wayne G. Ganpat

September 2014

Utilisation of sunflower crop among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria and Botswana

Sunflower is a crop with high oil and economic values which portends its great potential for enhancing agricultural productivity and poverty alleviation among smallholder farmers. These notwithstanding, optimum benefit of the sunflower value chain have not been adequately harnessed. Conceived with the backdrop of lack of awareness about the commercial, nutritional and medicinal potentials of sunflower among the rural...

Author(s): Torimiro D. O., Yusuf O. J., Subair S. K., Amujoyegbe B. J., Tselaesele N. and Ayinde J. O.

September 2014

Trends in budgetary expenditure on the agricultural sector in Nigeria (1977-2004)

The study estimated trend equations for budgetary expenditure on Nigeria agricultural sector between 1977 and 2004. Secondary data in the form of budgetary expenditure records were obtained from various publications of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal of Statistics (FOS). Results from the fitted trend equations showed that budgetary expenditures on agriculture were generally low and insignificant (p>0.05)....

Author(s): T. S. Demenongu, F. Y. Ukohol and S. Daudu