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Journal Cover Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development  
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
   ISSN (Print) 2141-2170
   Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [73 journals]
  • Perceptions of smallholder farmers on improved box hive technology and its
           profitability in Northern Ethiopia

    • Abstract: This study was initiated to analyze smallholder beekeepers perceptions towards the constraints and benefits of using improved box hive and its profitability compared to traditional beehive in Ahferom district of Tigray region, Ethiopia. Both primary and secondary data sources comprising qualitative and quantitative data types were utilized. Primary data were collected by interviewing 130 ran...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Farmer perceptions of aflatoxin management strategies in lower Eastern

    • Abstract: Aflatoxins pose a serious problem to maize grains, rendering them unsuitable for human and livestock consumption. This study assessed farmers attitude toward, and knowledge and perceptions of, the nature, causes and use of biological technologies in aflatoxin control in Embu, Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties of Kenya. A total of 480 households were randomly selected from two districts pe...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Adoption of improved fisheries technologies by fish farmers in southern
           agricultural zone of Nasarawa State, Nigeria

    • Abstract: A survey was conducted in the Southern Agricultural zone of Nasarawa State, north central Nigeria, to assess the intensity of adoption of improved fisheries technologies among fish farmers. A sample of 100 fish farms out of the 202 existing farms identified during the survey was randomly selected for the study. A structured interview schedule was administered to the managers of the selected ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Women’s role and their decision making in livestock and household

    • Abstract: Rural women play a key role in the livestock management and household activities. However, it is often argued that their contributions are undermined and their decision making power is highly limited. This study was carried out in Yilmana Densa district in Amhara Region, Ethiopia with the objectives to investigate the role of rural women in livestock and household activities, and to examine ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Climate change adaptations of smallholder farmers in South Eastern

    • Abstract: The negative impact from the climate change has been striking the agriculture sector in Africa. For countries like Ethiopia, whose livelihood occupation of the nation is mainly based on subsistence agriculture that highly rely on rainfall, making an adjustment to adapt to the changing situation is crucial. Therefore, designing context specific adaptation strategies are essential to moderate ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Determinants of adoption of upland rice varieties in Fogera district,
           South Gondar, Ethiopia

    • Abstract: The study was conducted in Fogera district, South Gondar zone, Amhara National Regional State (ANRS). Three Peasant Associations (PAs) among the fifteen PAs of upland growers of the district were selected purposively and a total of adopters and non-adopters of 120 selected households were interviewed to generate primary data. Descriptive statistics were used for analyzing quantitative data. ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Diversification and poverty upward mobility in isolated areas of Zambia:
           An agricultural assets transfer perspective

    • Abstract: that should dramatically move their asset base towards the threshold necessary to take the first step out of poverty. Some beneficiaries of production assets have however, often remained the same or even relapsed into worse poverty. Understanding households’ diversification behavior according to stages in the domestic life cycle, and having a better insight into the structure of poverty dime...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Characterization of a barley-based farming system in the Arsi Highlands,

    • Abstract: In order to minimize the gap between the demand for barley, particularly malt barley, and its supply, this study was initiated to assess the existing farming systems of the selected agro ecologies in order to develop appropriate malt barley technologies and major production constraints. In line to this, two districts with a potential in barley production were purposively selected from the Ar...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Utilisation of sunflower crop among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan
           Africa: Evidence from Nigeria and Botswana

    • Abstract: 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...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • A Focus Group approach to exploration of the dynamics of farmers’
           groups in Trinidad, West Indies

    • Abstract: 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 b...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
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