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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]
  • Determinants of job performance of field level workers on social safety
           net programmes in Bangladesh

    • Abstract: The study aims to clarify determinants of performance of field level workers in Social Safety Net Programmes (SSNPs). Data were collected from a sample of 70 field level workers from five upazilas (Sub-district) namely Itna, Mithaiman, Karimgonj, Tarail and Nikli under Kishoregonj district in Bangladesh. A pre-tested and structured interview schedule was used to collect data from 06 October ...
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Evaluating the effects of fertilizer subsidy programmes on vulnerable
           farmers in Kenya

    • Abstract: The National Accelerated Agricultural Inputs Access Programme (NAAIAP) established in 2006 was envisioned as a safety net programme that would address the problem of food insecurity and poverty among poor farmers. This study using cross-sectional data obtained from 200 farmers employs Multinomial Logistic analysis and data from the 2009/2010 agricultural season to estimate the subsidy effect...
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Sustainable development in the Arab Region: Achievements, constraints and

    • Abstract: The process of rural development is considered an important priority for any society that seeks economic, social and cultural development, especially in the developing countries. Rural development aims to make a planned change evolutionary for the advancement of local communities in the countryside economically, socially, culturally and environmentally with democratic approach ensure broad p...
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Exploring the need and suitability of “The green revolution”
           in South Africa

    • Abstract: South Africa has for years, been a self-sufficient country in terms of its food resources. However, its food security has been noted to be only at national and not household level. In fact, poverty has remained the major characteristic of most rural communities of South Africa. Rural development and poverty alleviation have therefore been the main focus of the nations democratic governme...
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Assessment of an outsourced agricultural extension service in the Mutasa
           district of Zimbabwe

    • Abstract: Zimbabwe has a pluralistic agricultural extension system. In addition to the public extension service, donors contract private service providers to deliver extension services in specific project areas. This study assesses the impact of an outsourced extension service on rural households in the Mutasa district of Zimbabwes Manicaland Province, and examines the financial cost and benefit of th...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Extension programme participation and smallholder’s livelihood:
           Evidence from Awassa Zuria District, SNNPR, Ethiopia

    • Abstract: In this paper the extension organization that promotes packages of technologies and practices was closely examined in line with its impact to mediate the use of household resources which determine the type of livelihood strategies perused at household level and their ultimate outcomes either in more secured or vulnerable livelihoods. For this study, a survey data were collected in 2006 from ...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Revisiting uncertainty and price forecast indicators in corn and wheat

    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is twofold: First, we look at the fundamentals of spot prices of corn and wheat and analyse several measures of dispersion, arguing that the use of the standard deviation of prices is more instructive for regulators and world food organisations than volatility, that is, standard deviation of returns. Second, we look at alternative predictors of corn and wheat spot p...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Role of local innovation in mechanisation of maize shelling: Evidence from
           Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas, Kaduna State Nigeria

    • Abstract: The study assessed the benefits of a mechanical maize sheller made by a local artisan based on data from 90 farmers selected randomly and equally from Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru Local GovernmentAreas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Results of the study showed that 76.7% of the respondents adopted the maize sheller made by the local artisan as compared to 23.3% still engaged in hand-shelling of maize...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Potential check-off benefits to farmers in the presence of wind-borne

    • Abstract: In the event of wind-borne disease outbreaks, farmers have traditionally purchased insurance plans that issue indemnity payments upon infection. This paper highlights a possible alternative to standard programs by assessing potential benefits to infected area farmers through a check-off program. A simulation is conducted assuming three outbreak scenarios using Asian soybean rust (ASR) as a c...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
  • Characterization of crop production and marketing to improve food security
           in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

    • Abstract: Crop production provides food and feed; the community generates income from it to cover household expenses and savings. To improve the productivity of the sector, identification of crop production and marketing constraints in Arsi Zone is important to enhance crop production as intended in the Growth and Transformation Plan. This article aims to characterize the crop production, marketing sy...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +010
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