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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]
  • 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
  • Application of sustainable livelihoods concepts in promoting biosecurity
           in free range poultry in rural Nigeria

    • Abstract: Poultry production is very significant to the livelihoods of Nigerian rural populace which constitute 70%. Free range scavenging poultry constitutes  up to 90% of the total stock. Disease such as Newcastle and recent past the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or bird flu H5N1 among other constitutes serious threat to poultry production in the country. Interventions targeted at prevent...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Consumers’ attitude towards local rice production and consumption
           in Ondo State, Nigeria

    • Abstract: The Nigerian soils are well adapted to the production of rice. In all the ecological zones of the country, rice production is well entrenched. Despite their favourable soil and ecological conditions for rice production, Nigerians still spend substantial proportions of their earnings on imported rice. Why? It is against this backdrop that this study was carried out in Ondo State, Nigeria to i...
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Vegetable farmers’ attitude towards organic agriculture practices
           in selected states of South West Nigeria

    • Abstract: Organic farming as a sustainable agricultural approach is a growing concept in South West Nigeria. This study investigated the attitude of vegetable farmers toward organic agriculture practices in South West Nigeria and the determinants of their attitude. Cluster sampling was used to select 315 farmers from list obtained from the farmers’ cooperative societies. Farmers were interviewed in pe...
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Specialists’ attitudes toward factors affecting on development of
           nuclear research in agriculture

    • Abstract: This study provides an insight into affecting factors on the development of nuclear research in agriculture from scientists and researchers perspective and also explores the correlations between them.  A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 165 scientists and researchers who work in Nuclear Science and Technology Research center and Biotechnology Institute, Tehran, Iran. Collected ...
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • How intentions guide the application of principle in co-creating
           sustainable agriculture

    • Abstract: Transitions towards sustainability require processes of decision-making that enhance sustainability in several dimensions at the same time. This article is about farmers’ decision-making in the context of their intentions and practice, as they seek simultaneously to support natural systems and the social quality of their farms. What does it take? An initial response is provided by an explora...
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • The role of internet in the professional development of agricultural
           educators: The case study of Kermanshah Province, Iran

    • Abstract: Internet is one of the most important innovations in the field of information and this has a significant impact on education. The use of technology is increasing rapidly. Today, in the scientific communities, a large number of individuals are interested in internet. This is expected for researchers to update their knowledge to provide information to the internet for its services to be used. ...
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
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