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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  [73 journals]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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