Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009

JAERD Articles in press

Maize Production and Food Security in Garu District of Upper East region, Ghana

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Agriculture is the dominant occupation in the Garu district that employs over 95 percent of households. However, yields of maize in the district are perpetually low. This might be due to intermittent drought (erratic rainfall pattern), low soil fertility, invasion of diseases and pests, inadequate technical know-how, inadequate credit facilities to expand production and the use of inappropriate farming practices and...

Author(s):Alhassan Bawa and Denis Asampambila

Extension Support for Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Production and Processing in Nigeria: Effects on Farm Practice Adoption

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) an important regional food source, providing food and income to over 30 million farmers, processors, and traders in Nigeria. Extension programs support awareness and interest in new technologies; they facilitate the adoption and adaptation of new approaches to crop production, post-harvest processing, and marketing. Extension can be understood as an intermediary or catalyst in the dissemination...

Author(s):Joseph J. Molnar

Factors Influencing Smallholder Farmers to Participate in Farmer-Led Research of Agro-Ecological Practices in Selected Areas, Tanzania

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Declining crop productivity is a great challenge facing smallholder farmers in Tanzania. Agro-ecological practices can improve crop productivity in a sustainable way and produce healthy food among smallholder farmers. Initiation of “Farmer-Led Research of Agro-Ecological Practices” (FLRAG) may enhance farmers’ capacities for innovation and co-develop suitable agro-ecological practices. This study aimed at identifying...

Author(s):Luambano Kihoma, Ayubu. J. Churi, Camilius A. Sanga and Eugenio Tisselli

Pre-extension demonstration of maize (Zea mays L.) - haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) intercropping practices in Midlands of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Intercropping is the simultaneous cultivation of two or more crops in both space and time. The study was done during the main rainy season of 2019 in the Adola Rede and Odo Shakiso districts of Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The study’s objectives included evaluating yield output and cost-benefit ratio of maize-haricot bean intercropping practices under farmers’ condition and assessing farmers’ and others stakeholders’...

Author(s):Girma Amare, Basha Kebede and Dembi Korji

Youth and Agriculture in the Rural Ethiopia: Challenges and prospects in Focus.

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The study set out to understand the challenges and prospects of the youth who engaged in agriculture in the rural Ethiopia. The study also tried to understand the socio-economic conditions of youth, youths’ perception of agriculture, and pull and push factors to and away from agriculture. To this end, a qualitative research approach was employed to collect and analyze data relevant to meet the study objectives. In-depth...

Author(s):Dagnachew Degif

Responses of smallholder farmers on sorghum production preferences and constraints in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

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In spite of several strategies implemented to improve sorghum production in Ghana, average grain yield in farmers’ fields remains low and far below the estimated potential. The development of effective strategies requires continuous, in-depth understanding of production constraints as well as farmer preferences for crop traits. To this end, a participatory rural appraisal using focus group discussions, interviews with...

Author(s):Elaine Azu, Wilfred Elegba, Abigail Tweneboah Asare, Precious Kwaku Blege, Harry Mensah Amoatey and Eric Yirenkyi Danquah

Perception and Use of Contraception among Farming Households in Oyo State, Nigeria

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The objective of this study was to investigate the extent and perception of contraceptive use among rural women from farming households in Ido local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics were used in profiling the socioeconomic characteristics of respondents, a multinomial logistic model was used to estimate the determinants of contraceptive usage, while the Likert scale type method was used to...

Author(s):C. O. Idiaye and T. O. Disu

Effectiveness and limitations of the recently adopted acaricide application methods in tick control on dairy farms in south-western Uganda

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In Uganda, control of ticks and tick-borne diseases (TTBDs) largely depends on the use of chemicals applied using different methods. This cross-sectional study assessed 17 factors to determine the effectiveness and limitations in the use of the recently adopted acaricide application methods on dairy cattle farms in south-western Uganda. The average annual morbidity and mortality due to tick-borne diseases were 42.6% and...

Author(s):Irene Mbatidde, Andrew Wange Bugenyi, Jemimmah Natuhwera, Gershom Tugume and Halid Kirunda

Extrapolating technology from research plots to commercial scale and challenges involved – Case study of plantain macro-propagation technique

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Commercialization of research technologies and innovations by Research Institutes is being intensified due to declining government funding for research and dwindling donor inflows. Lack of quality planting materials continues to be a major challenge in the production of plantains. CSIR-Crops Research Institute signed a three-year contract with a private company to supply quality plantain plantlets using the...

Author(s):Adjei A.E. E.N. Tetteh, S. Darkey, B. MDzomeku, P. Mintah and M. Anti

Farming Methods and the Livelihood Outcomes of Women in Eastern Uganda

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Farming methods are closely linked to livelihood outcomes of women. The techniques of farming and the manner in which they are applied affects realization of livelihood outcomes. Even though rural women aim at attaining positive outcomes, their efforts are jeopardized by farming practices. This situation is exacerbated by gender disparities in knowledge and skills, inadequate access to productive resources and power...

Author(s):Flavia Amayo, Irene L. Akidi, Robert Senath Esuruku, Phyllis Kaptui

Factors influencing farmer choices of use of shade trees in coffee fields around Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda

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The debate on integration of shade trees on farmers’ fields is lately becoming pronounced due to the increasing land fragmentation, particularly in the highlands where the number of trees on farm is reducing drastically. In these farmlands, the choice of shade trees is the result of complex farmers’ analysis and valuation of tradeoffs between the increasing productivity, socioeconomic and environmental benefits that they...

Author(s):Sebuliba Esther, Prossy isubikalu, Majaliwa mwanjalolo, Harriet Kebirungi, Anthony Egeru

Adaptation of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices Among Small Scale Farmers Of Kurfa Chele District, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

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Climate variability and change has caused instability in production and decline in productivity exacerbating food insecurity particularly in Latin America, Africa including Ethiopia and some parts of Asia. The magnitude and frequency of extreme climatic events is projected to increase. The effects of these climatic changes will become even more pronounced among small scale farmers whose farming activities are weather...

Author(s):district policies, climate change, adaptation, adoption of smart practices, small farmers

On-farm Evaluation and Pre-Scaling up of Improved Finger Millet Technologies under rainfed Condition in Western Oromia, Ethiopia: A case of East Wollega Zone, Ethiopia

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The average yield of finger millet is low in Ethiopia, specifically in Western Oromia due to different production constraints such as limited availability of improved varieties, lack of formal seed delivery system, and limited adoption of the available technologies. To this, BARC in collaboration with AGP-II conducted the pre-scale up and popularized full packaged improved finger millet varieties in cluster approach at...

Author(s):Hailu Feyis Tasisa, Chemada Brihanu Chela, Dagnachew Lule, Kebede Dessalegn Lemu

Effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutritional content of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

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Swiss chard is amongst the widely cultivated green leafy vegetables that play a significant role in alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in South Africa. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. Two cultivars of Swiss chard (Fordhook giant and Star 1801) were planted in 10 plots of 4.5 m² using sand...

Author(s):Azile Dumani, , Tembakazi T Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P Celliers and Mongezi M Mbangcolo

Determinants of Rural Youth Unemloyment: The Case of Essera Districts, Dawro Zone, Southen Ethiopia

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The prevalence of youth unemployment is one of the socio- economic problems facing Ethiopia in general and study area in particular, where the youth faces severe challenge in getting work. But, the issue of unemployment in the area and the youth unemployment especially in the rural areas so far was not well assessed. In light of this problem, this study is conducted with an objective of assessing the determinants of rural...

Author(s): Tekilu Tadesse, Efrem Ayisa Adeko

Pre-extension demonstration of maize (Zea mays L.) -haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) intercropping practices in Midlands of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Intercropping is the simultaneous cultivation of two or more crops in both space and time. The activity took place during the main rainy season of 2019 in the Adola Rede and Odo Shakiso districts of Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The demonstration Objectives included evaluating yield output and cost-benefit ratio of maize-haricot bean intercropping practices under farmers’ condition and assessing farmers’ and others...

Author(s):Girma Amare, Basha Kebede and Dembi Korji

Analysis of the Challenges Faced by Women Members of Agricultural Sector Cooperatives in Southeast Nigeria

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This study uses structural equation modelling (SEM) and path diagram techniques to examine challenges faced by women in the agricultural sector cooperatives in Southeast Nigeria. The data are from a cross-section survey of randomly selected women cooperative members. Results suggest that women with poor economic status are less likely to have access to improved technology, labour, off-farm employment, and improved...

Author(s):Chukwujekwu A. Obianefo, Ogonna O. Osuafor, and John N. Ng’ombe

Statistical Association between Rural Households’ Poverty, Livelihoods and Agricultural Extension Services: The Case of Jimma Geneti Woreda, Ethiopia

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This study was conducted in rural villages of Ethiopia. It aimed to analyze the statistical association between rural multidimensional poverty, livelihoods, and access to agricultural extension services. A cross-sectional household-level primary data were collected from 387 samples. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results show that no statistical significance differences between...

Author(s):Tariku Kassa Ambaye , Abrham Siyoum Tsehay and Alemseged Gerezgiher Hailu

Understanding Factors Affecting Tomato Productivity of Smallholder Farmers in Guto Gida and Bako Tibe Districts, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Tomato is one of the most important fruit vegetable crops in Ethiopia supporting the livelihood and improving the economic life of many farmers in the country. Despite the importance of the crop, the productivity of crop is low due to poor production management factors such as limitation on availability of pesticides and fungicides, limitation to access information, market fluctuation, and shelf life of the crop. The study...

Author(s):Kifle Degefa, Getachew Biru and Galmesa Abebe

Factors Influencing Community Participation in Irrigation Projects in Geita District, Geita Region, Tanzania

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The factors that have the most significant influence on community participation need to be determined and strengthened, if enhanced community participation in irrigation projects is to be achieved. Despite the good intentions of the government of Tanzania to adopt community participation as a necessary condition in implementation of agricultural development projects, failure of irrigation projects remains a problem...

Author(s):January Raphael Bikuba and Kim Abel Kayunze Geita District Council, Geita, Tanzania

Do social action funds (safs) empower communities in the recovery of their livelihoods? A case study of uganda’s northern uganda social action fund (nusaf).

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Violent conflicts have been a pervasive featurein many developing countries especially in Africa leading to destruction of people’s lives and livelihoods. In Northern Uganda, the war between the Government forces and the Lord’sResistance Army (LRA) led to devastating impacts on peoples’ lives and livelihoods.In order to restore the peoples’ livelihoods in the war affected Northern Uganda, the Government of Uganda...

Author(s):Emmy Wassajja, Regina Birner

A Framework for Analyzing the Performance of Integrated Livelihood Programs that Contribute to Food Security and Income in Developing Countries

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The first need for this study arises because thisCentury has marked a significant evolution of program development and project management. Hence, project and program management have gradually transformed overtime from just management techniques to an overall complex system involving systematic methods, attitudes, values and opinions. It has been observed that Governance and Organizational thinking through program and...

Author(s):Emmy Wassajja, Regina Birner

Customized Agricultural Extension Services: A Showcase from Ethiopia

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For the last six decades, Ethiopia has been implementing different agricultural extension approaches. These approaches range from area focused comprehensive package programme which selectively targeted high potential areas to modified Training and Visit extension and the recent nationwide participatory extension System. One thing in common in all these approaches is standardized advisory system characterised by ‘one...

Author(s):Tewodros Tefera

Opportunities and Challenges Experienced by Smallholder Farmers in Using Climate Smart Agriculture to Adapt Climate Variability and Change in Kilosa District, Tanzania

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This study assessed opportunities and challenges experienced by smallholder farmers in using/adopting climate smart agriculture to adapt to climate change and variability in Kilosa district, Tanzania. The main objective of this study was to establish adoption level of climate smart agriculture practices and its contribution in enhancing crop production and adaptive capacity in improving food security among smallholder...

Author(s):Zacharia Silas, Patrick Ndaki

Determinants of farmers’ choices of adaptation strategies to climate change: the case of Guangua district of Awi zone, Amhara national regional state, northwestern, Ethiopia.

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Climate change is aggravates floods, drought, crop pests and diseases which has higher impact on agricultural production. The main objective of study is to assess the determinants of farmers’ choices of adaptation strategies to climate change. Primary and secondary data were used. A Multistage sampling technique was used. The total of 196 sampled households were selected randomly and proportional size to each...

Author(s):Ayalnesh Belay, Mohammed Aman, Jamma Haji

Evaluation of tillage practices on selected soil chemical properties, maize yield and net return in O.R Tambo District, South Africa

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The costs of maize production per ha in the Eastern Cape Province are escalating due to an increase in mechanisation and input costs. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been identified as one the systems that can reduce costs of production and improve maize productivity. Most famers in the district still require tangible evidence on the benefits and impacts of minimal soil disturbance. Hence it was necessary to conduct this...

Author(s):Mxolisi Mtyobile

Farmers’ Awareness And Attitude Towards Entertainment

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This study was undertaken to assess the awareness and attitude of farmers to Entertainment Education (EE) in Anambra State. Farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics, identification of Entertainment Education strategies, ascertaining the farmers’ knowledge and attitude were examined in this study. REPHRAISE Simple random sampling was used to select a total of a hundred (100) respondents. The interview schedule was used...

Author(s):Gbughemobi Blessing Obiagaeli, Meludu Nkiru Theresa, Okoye Chika Evelyn

Social economic determinants of cassava commercialization in Busia County of Kenya

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) remains an important root crop that is consumed by more than 400 million people in the world. It is an important source of starch products and animal feeds. The crop has high a yield potential, can withstand pests and disease attack and harsh weather conditions and grows well even on poor soils throughout the year. Despite its importance, cassava is mainly grown for subsistence use especially in...

Author(s):Winfred Wambere Wangui and Eucabeth Majiwa

Determinants of smallholder farmers’ credit service utilization: The case of Omo microfinance in Mareka district, SNNPRS, Ethiopia

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Credit service utilization fills the gap of finance and improves agricultural technology use. However, limited use of credit enhances low level of living due to low productivity and income. The study was conducted to analyze smallholder farmers’ credit service utilization in case of Omo microfinance in Mareka District, Dawuro Zone, SNNPRS, Ethiopia. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 4 rural kebeles out of...

Author(s):Bezabih Babulo, Dereje Hamza and Mulugeta Gebeyehu

The perception of extension agents on factors influencing new technology adoption and innovation by small-scale resource-constrained farmers

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This study was conducted in Lower Gweru Communal area of Zimbabwe to determine the perceptions of extension agents on factors affecting small-scale resource-constrained farmers’ technology adoption and innovation processes. The effects of extension agents’ working conditions on the quality of service delivery to farmers were also investigated. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews conducted with...

Author(s):Tirivashe Phillip Masere and Steven Worth

Perception of Farmers’ on Soil Fertility Problems and Replenishment Technologies in the North Rift Region of Kenya.

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This paper investigates the farmers’ perception on soil fertility replenishment technologies in the North Rift Region of Kenya. A survey was conducted in Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties of the North Rift Region of Kenya. A total of 108 respondents were interviewed. A two stage random sampling technique was employed in the study. In the first stage, farmer groups growing maize as the main crop were selected. The...

Author(s):Margaret A. Osundwa, Earnest Saina, Caleb Othieno

Diversifying Income Generation Progression Opportunities for Small-scale Rural Farmers in Kano State: the Impact of Fadama III Project

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This analysis evaluates the effect of FADAMA III undertakings on the recipients' income nexus in Kano State. A survey of 500 respondents was made utilizing stratified sampling method and the information was gathered utilizing organized poll between June and September 2019. Statistical analysis including tables and diagrams were utilized for analyzing the results. The discoveries that over 70% of the recipients have had...

Author(s):Nura Ali and Shafa’atu Bello Habib

Legal Claims Traditional Rules and Regulations in Effectiveness and Fairness of Water Resources Management for Local Social Communities in the Chi River Basin in Thailand

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Using the participatory action research methodology (IPAR) method, the input and knowledge of different stakeholder groups is an ongoing process to establish best water user practices to allocate limited resources. Ongoing studies are being held for barrier and flood prevention solutions, integration of competing water user sectors, and evaluation of customary practices and rules. The establishments of updated regulations...

Author(s):Prasit Prakongsri and Toansakul Tony Santiboon

Survey on the challenges and opportunities of Small-scale poultry farming in Nekemte City of Eastern Wollega, Ethiopia

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The survey was conducted to assess the challenges and opportunities of small-scale extensive/backyard and semi-intensive poultry farming in Nekemte city of East Wollega Zone Oromia regional state, Ethiopia. The study population was voluntary individuals who are practicing poultry farming in the city. Data were collected using pre-tested structured questionnaires and analyzed by descriptive statistics using SPSS version 16....

Author(s):Sultan Abda Neja and Mezene Woyessa Bussa

Institutional challenges in smallholders’ commercialization: The Case of Mieso and Gumbi-Bordode Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

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Commercial transformation of subsistence farming is crucial pathway towards economic growth more specifically smallholders’ commercialization. The major objective of this study was identify institutional challenges in smallholders’ commercialization in Mieso and Gumbi-Bordode districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. Principal component analysis of multivariate data reduction technique...

Author(s):Kiniso Aman, Fekadu Beyene, Jema Haji, Jemal Yousuf

Utilization of extension services and performance of hybrid sweet potato projects in Kenya: a case of Njoro sub-county, Nakuru County

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This study sought to establish the influence of utilization of extension services on performance of hybrid sweet potato projects in Kenya: A case of Njoro Sub-County, Nakuru County. The study was grounded on the theory of collective action. The philosophical underpinning of this study was pragmatism where a mixed method approach was used in a descriptive survey study design. The target population of this study was a sample...

Author(s):Duncan Mwaniki Taiti, Angeline Mulwa, Naomi Gikonyo

Effects of socio-economic characteristics on training needs of cocoa farmers on good agricultural practices in Ondo State, Nigeria

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The effects of socio-economic characteristics of cocoa farmers on training needs on Good Agricultural Practices is the focus of this study. The study was conducted in Ondo state, South-Western Nigeria. A total of 294 cocoa farmers were the sample size of the study, these were selected through a multi-stage sampling procedure. Information were gathered from the respondents through pretested and validated interview schedule....

Author(s):Abiodun Oladele Akinmolafe, Adedayo Olufemi Ajayi

Estimation of Executive Extension Needs of Rural Women in The Field of Rationalizing Food Consumption Using Broach's

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Empowering rural women and girls is not only a fundamental need for agricultural development but also one of the most prominent components of social and economic progress and sustainable development in general. Search data gathered through the questionnaire, the interview with 120 properly addressed, after compiling the data are encoded and discharged and scheduling to fit the statistical analysis methods used, and used...

Author(s):Jasim Mohammed Saleh, and Adel Ibrahim Alhamoly

Income shocks and child labor: evidence for the rural Dominican Republic

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Child labor is a social problem with economic consequences for the growth and development of countries in the short and long term, affecting children's physical and mental development because it interferes with their future wages. This article aims to assess how negative income shocks and economic assets are associated with child labor in the Dominican Republic. This issue is particularly important in the rural area, which...

Author(s):Eva Rodríguez Cuevas and Lorena Vieira Costa

Rural Households’ Food Security Status and Coping Strategies for Seasonal Food Shortage: The Case of South Achefer Woreda, North Western Ethiopia

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The aim of this study was to assess rural households’ food security status, its determinants and food insecurity coping strategies practiced by rural households in South Achefer woreda, North Western Ethiopia. A three stage sampling method was employed to select sample households. First, the woreda was stratified based on agro ecology in to three; in the second stage four kebeles out of 18 were randomly selected....

Author(s):Metadel Fekad Malede, Tesfaye Lemma and Girma Teshome

Does Adoption of Sustainable Land Management Practices Payoff? Empirical Evidence from Bassonaworana District, Ethiopia

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The study estimates a multinomial endogenous switching regression model of adoption of sustainable land management practices (SLMPs) and their impacts on crop income by applying a counterfactual analysis using a cross-sectional survey of 354 farm households and 1305 plots from Basonaworana district, Ethiopia. The results come up with four major findings. First, implementations of SLMPs either in combination or standalone...

Author(s):Kidane Tafa Teka, Bamlaku Alamriew Alemu and Aklilu Amsalu Taye

Evaluating Nationally Released Tef Varieties for Yield and Yield Related Traits in North Western Tigray, North Ethiopia, 2018

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Currently tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Totter) is becoming the most preferred crop both for consumption and market value. However, its production and productivity is still very low due to traditional agronomic practices, nutrient deficiencies, and lack of improved varities and susceptibility of the crop to lodging. The current trial was carried out during 2017 and 2018 cropping seasons in Medebay zana district’s onstation...

Author(s):Hailegebrial K., Chekole N., Redae W., and W/gerima G.

Land Degradation and Possible Mitigation Measures in Ethiopia: A Review

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Land degradation is considered to be an important topic of the 21st century, which is associated with the decline in soil fertility has become a serious threat to agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Land degradation is widely recognized as reducing agricultural potential and continuing food insecurity and rural poverty. The economy of Ethiopia is mainly based on agriculture; Ethiopia has experienced...

Author(s):Belay Asnake

Challenges and Opportunities of Information and Communication Technologies for Dissemination of Agricultural Information in Ethiopia

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This review paper analyzes the challenge and opportunities of information and communication technology for dissemination of agricultural information in Ethiopia. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of information and communication technologies enables to solve the problem of information problem to smallholder farmers through implementing ICT- related agricultural extension system. The data that are collected,...

Author(s):Abebaw Abebe

On Farm Evaluation of Breeding Practices, Productive and Reproductive Performance of Dairy Cows in Gimbi District, West Wollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

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The study was aimed with on farm evaluation of breeding practices, productive and reproductive performance of dairy cows at Gimbi district, West Wollega Zone from four representative kebeles by selecting a total of 120 households who involved in dairy cows production. The data were collected by household survey, personal observation, focus group discussion and key informant interview like methods and seasons of breeding,...

Author(s):Amanuel Bekuma

An empirical investigation into the existence of economically sustainable alternatives and livelihoods to tobaco growing in Maracha District in Uganda

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The general objective of the study was to identify the possible viable alternative livelihoods to tobacco growing. The secondary objectives were to investigate the impacts of tobacco growing in Maracha District, and to find out why farmers in Maracha District are heavily reliant on tobacco growing. A case study research strategy was employed in which data were collected using questionnaires and interviews from 164...

Author(s):John Baptist Kowa, Aziz Wakibi and Muse ma Tairi

Improvement on the livelihood of small holder farmers through scaling up improved Chickpea varieties with its production package in Vertisols areas of North Shewa

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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is an ancient crop that belongs to the legume family. It is a high-value pulse crop that is adapted to deep black soils in cool semi-arid areas of tropics, sub-tropics as well as temperate area. These activities were conducted in the vertisols areas of North shewa Amhara Region of Ethiopia with the objectives of increasing farmers’ capacity in production and yield of chickpea for both seed and...

Author(s):Dejene Mamo, Teklemariam Ayele, Abiro Tigabie, Amsalu Abie and Ngussie Kefelegn

Risk attitudes of Tanzanian farmers affect investment on inorganic fertilizer: evidence from Southern and Northern highlands of Tanzania

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The study aims at studying the influence of risk attitudes on the investment of inorganic fertilizers to maize farmers in Tanzania. A survey, focus group discussion and risk game with pay offs were performed to maize farmers in 25 maize growing districts of Southern and Northern highlands of Tanzania. Cross sectional data on farmers’ and farms’ characteristics, risk attitudes from an Agronomic Panel Survey (APS) of...

Author(s):Violeth J. Mwaijande, K. E. Giller, A.G.T. Schut, J. Chamberlin, A. Mushongi

Needs of Agricultural Information to Smallholder Farmers of Tanqa Abergelle Woreda, Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

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The purpose of this research is to reveal the agricultural information need of the Abergelle woreda smallholder farmers. In this information era, information needs of smallholder farmers’ change with their geographical location, economic, demographic, psychological and institutional factors. From the 19 rural kebeles of the woreda 5 kebele were randomly selected. The sample size was specified based on Yamane (1967)...

Author(s):Gebru Brhane, Yared Mammo, and Gebremichael Negusse

Performance Evaluation and Demonstration of Hand Operated Decker Type Maize Sheller to Small Scale Farmers, Tigray, Ethiopia

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Deck type hand operated Maize Sheller is one of the technologies in maize production which is adopted and modified to solve labor and time efficiency, prevent seed losses and keep the intended quality of seed. Decker type manual operated maize sheller was evaluated and, verified. The overall objective of the project is to demonstrate simple /easy, effective, efficient and affordable Hand operated Decker type maize Sheller....

Author(s):Taddesse Tesfamariam

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