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     ISSN (Print) 2141-2170
     Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [73 journals]
  • 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
  • Trends in budgetary expenditure on the agricultural sector in Nigeria

    • Abstract: 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...
      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
  • Coffee farmers’ attitudes toward the 4C process in Chumphon
           province, Southern Thailand

    • Abstract: 4C is the private sector standard implemented in Thailand since 2010 which aimed to improve the sustainability of coffee farmers. The present study seeks to investigate the farmers’ attitude towards 4C and QGAP satisfaction and examine the critical role of the private sector towards achieving success following 4C guidelines which it has actively supported. Structured questionnaires were dist...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Profitability analysis of small-scale catfish farming in Kaduna State,

    • Abstract: This study analysed the profitability of small-scale catfish farming in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Sixty respondents were randomly selected and interviewed using interview schedule to elicit information through multi-stage sampling technique. The data were analysed using frequency, percentages, mean, and ranking while budgetary analysis (gross-margin) was used to determine the profitability of c...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Knowledge gaps in potato technology adoption: The case of central
           highlands of Ethiopia

    • Abstract: The paper intends to identify knowledge gaps in potato technology adoption among farm households in Welmera, Ethiopia. Within the district, four administrative peasant associations were selected based on their potato production potential. From these peasant associations, a total of 112 farm households were selected using a simple random sampling method proportional to population size. The sa...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Agricultural knowledge management through women’s collective
           action: A case of women dairy co-operatives in Rajasthan, India

    • Abstract: The present study was undertaken to analyze the capacity building needs of members of Women Dairy Cooperative Societies (WDCS), to harness the potential of women’s collective action in knowledge management for improving their livelihoods. A survey of fifteen randomly selected WDCS operational in Jodhpur district was undertaken to analyze the facilities, inputs and services of veterinary doct...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
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