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Journal Cover Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
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   ISSN (Print) 2141-2170
   Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [108 journals]
  • Indigenous land suitability evaluation system of the Acholi tribe of
           Northern Uganda

    • Abstract: 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 v...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Assessing the farmer field school’s diffusion of knowledge and
           adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers in Kiboga District,

    • Abstract: 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 FFSs diffusion of knowledge and its impact on the smallholder farmers adaptation to climate change in Kiboga district characterised by low rainfall pattern. A cross-sectional research design was adopte...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North

    • Abstract: 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 ...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Sources of information and information seeking behavior of smallholder
           farmers of Tanqa Abergelle Wereda, central zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

    • Abstract: Smallholder farmers have different information seeking behaviors which are changing through time. However, as far as the authors knowledge is concerned, there is no research carried out to identify it in the study area. Therefore, this research is to reveal the information seeking behavior of the Abergelle woreda smallholder farmers. For the research design, from the 19 rural kebeles of the ...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Assessment of honeybee enemies (pests and predators) in Bale zone,
           southeastern Ethiopia

    • Abstract: Among all constraints of beekeeping, natural bee enemies are known to cause great damage to the life and product of honeybees by causing disappearance and migration. A study was conducted in Bale from July, 2010 to June, 2012 in six districts with the objective of assessing the effect of natural bee enemies on the life of honeybees and their products. From each districts, 3 rural kebeles (RK...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Beekeeping practices, trends and constraints in Bale, South-eastern

    • Abstract: The study was planned to assess beekeeping practices, trends and constraints of beekeeping production in Bale, south-eastern Ethiopia in 2014/2015. Three districts were considered based on variations in agro-ecology (high, mid and lowlands). From each districts, two Rural Kebele (RKs), from each RK, 30 beekeepers and a total of 180 beekeepers were selected using purposive sampling method. Th...
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Farmers’ perspectives on resistance in western corn rootworm to
           CRW-Bt corn in Midwest USA

    • Abstract: Resistance in western corn rootworm to transgenic corn hybrids was first confirmed in 2011 in Midwestern USA, and threatens their continued use. Farmers are often the first line of resistance detection, so their understanding and attitudes toward this issue are critical for improving resistance management. We conducted telephone focus groups during 2013 with farmers who had experienced rootw...
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Perceived shortcomings of Mirte stove in Ethiopia: The case of Agarfa
           District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

    • Abstract: The national energy balance indicates that traditional fuels (wood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal waste) meet 94% of the total energy supplied and that the household sector accounts for 90% of the total energy consumed in the country. The vast majority of Ethiopian households depend on the open fire stoves with very poor fuel efficiency. Due to the shortage of firewood growing i...
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Utilisation of climate change adaptation strategies among rice farmers in
           three states of Nigeria

    • Abstract: The phenomenon of climate change has negative impacts on rice production in Nigeria as it lowers rice output and reduces farmers income with a resultant depreciation in their livelihood. This accentuates the need for adaptation to climate change in order to reduce the growing dependency on rice importation, ensure food security as well as achieve a sustainable rice production system in Niger...
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Study of the status of collection, utilization and marketing of hides and
           skins in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    • Abstract: The study was conducted at Wolaita Zone Southern Ethiopia with the objective of assessing the status collection, utilization and marketing of hides and skins in the study area. Multi-stage sampling was employed for all sampling procedures. Three districts were purposively selected based on livestock population, intensity of fattening, degree of slaughtering frequency and number of hide and s...
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +010
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