Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Management

Assessment Of Training Neeeds And Challenges Of Mainstreaming Electronic Media Production For Extension Services In Imo State

Abstract The advancement in electronic media is increasingly liberalizing the dissemination of agricultural information, such that farmers can now on their own access information before ever they are communicated to them by extension agents. Therefore, for extension to maintain its relevance and functions, extensionists must acquire the skills/abilities necessary to maintain/control what (contents) farmers are sourcing from the media. In the light of this, the study was designed to asse...

Assessment Of Agricultural Researchers’ Utilization Of E-Learning And E-Reporting Of Research Findings In Selected Institutions In Imo State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT The study was designed to assess researchers‘ utilization of e-learning and e-reporting of research findings in selected institutions in Imo State, Nigeria. Some specific objectives were to identify the e-learning and e-reporting technologies available for use by agricultural researchers; determine the mastery level of skills in the application of elearning and e-reporting technologies possessed by the respondents; assess the level of utilization of these technologies by agric...

Analysis Of Village Extension Agents’ Use Of Information And Communication Technology In Extension Services Delivery In South-South, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The imperatives of ICT in extension services delivery necessitated this study that analyzedVillage Extension Agents’ use of information and communication technology in extension service delivery in South-South Nigeria.Specifically, the objectives included to ascertain the socio-economic characteristics of the extension agents, ICT awareness, available ICT facilities, level of ICT knowledge, level of ICT use, benefits from the use of ICT and the constraints to ICT use. The stu...

Analysis Of The Use Of Fish Farming Technologies By Fadama Iii Fisheries’ Farmers In Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study analyzed the use of fish farming technologies by fadama III fish farmers in Imo State. The specific objectives included to: describe the socioeconomic characteristics of fish farmers under Fadama III in the state; identify sources of information of the fishery technologies to the farmers; ascertain the fishery technologies used under the Fadama III in the study area; determine the level of use of fishery technologies in Imo State; determine effects of use of fishery te...

Analysis Of Rural Households’ Use Of Organic Farming Practices In South – South, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study analyzed organic farming practices among rural households in SouthSouth Nigeria. The study determined the level of awareness and use of organic farming practices in the study are, identified the sources of information on organic farming practices; assessed farmers perceived benefits of organic farming practices; identified constraints to organic farming and determined strategies for the improvement of organic farming practices. Data were collected with structured ques...

Analysis Of Farmers’ Perception Of Innovation System In Oil Palm Production In South-East, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study analyzed farmers’ perception of the innovation system in oil palm production in the South-east, Nigeria. The study specifically examined key actors in the innovation system, assessed the farmers’ perceived roles of each actor, the level of linkages between and among the key actors; investigated the adoption of various oil palm innovations, among other, Data were collected using structured questionnaire from 300 oil palm farmers. Descriptive and inferential statis...

Impact Of The Grassroots Participation On Adoption And Distribution Of Improved Onions Seeds - Jebel Marra Project

ABSTRACTThis research is an attempt to assess the impact of grassroots participation on the adoption and diffusion of agricultural innovations packages (especially improved onions seeds) at Jebel Marra Rural Development project, Central Darfur State- Sudan. Moreover to assess the effect of personal characteristics: mainly: education and social status on the adoption of innovations, In addition to agricultural extension Services and programme. The Study selected Jebel Marra area and focusing o...

Agricultural Extension Needs Of Farmers In Telfaria Production And Marketing In Enugu North Agricultural Zone Of Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the agricultural extension needs of farmers in Telfaria production and marketing in Enugu north agricultural zone of Enugu state, Nigeria. Four Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely: Udenu, Nsukka, Igbo-Etiti and Uzo-Uwani were used for the study out of the six Local Government Areas that make up both Nsukka and Enugu zones of Enugu north agricultural zone. In each of these Local Government Areas, two town communities were purposefully sele...

The Influence Of Agricultural Innovative Strategies On Banana Productivity Among Smallholder Farmers In Kirinyaga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Increasing agricultural productivity is now a popular subject across nations as a result of increasing population and an increase in demand for food. Consequently, there is an urgency to adopt modern agricultural technologies which will affect the growth of agricultural output, especially among smallholder farmers. The adoption of innovative strategies to help boost banana production is still low and they are not readily visible in most smallholder farms. The study looked at key...

Factors Influencing Adoption Of Drought Tolerant Wheat Varieties In The Arid And Semi-Arid Lands Of Narok And Kajiado Districts-Rift Valley Province Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Adoption of agricultural technologies by farmers is influenced by a number of factors, which include the farmer and farm attributes, technology characteristics and institutional factors. It is on this premise that drought tolerant varieties (DTV) of wheat were developed for production in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL). This study was designed to assess low adoption by describing and comparing factors that have influenced adoption of DTV in the (ASALs) of Narok and Kajiado dist...

The Influence Of Dryland Farming Technologies On Household Food Security Among Small-Scale Farmers In Kyuso Sub-County, Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Food insecurity remains a major challenge among the small-scale farmers in Kyuso SubCounty. Though the Ministry of Agriculture has been training small-scale farmers on various dryland farming technologies, Kyuso Sub-County has remained food insecure. This is evidenced by the fact that small-scale farmers in the Sub-County depend on food aid for their survival. The role played by the dryland farming technologies in ensuring household food security among the small-scale farmers ha...

Impact Of Soil And Crop Management Technologies Promoted Through Farmer Field Schools On Farming Systems And Productivity Among Smallholder Farmers In North Rift Valley, Kenya

ABSTRACT Conventional Extension Approaches used over decades achieved minimal successes in creating impact in terms of agricultural production and improved livelihood of smallholder farmers in Kenya. The Participatory Extension Approaches, in particularly the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach have been tried widely and created positive impact in Asian countries. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) introduced FFS approach in 2001 as an alternative to conventional approach to pr...

Selected Factors Affecting Adoption Of Improved Finger Millet Varieties Among Small-Scale Farmers In Mogotio Subcounty, Baringo County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Finger millet is one of the important traditional, nutritious and drought tolerant food crop grown by small scale farmers in most arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of the world. In the ASALs of Kenya, finger millet is grown by small scale farmers who mainly grow low yielding unimproved varieties. Improved high yielding and recommended varieties are available but the farmers’ adoption is very low contributing to persistent food insecurity in these areas. The purpose of this stu...

Effect Of Fertilizer Supply Support Programmes On Farmers’ Participation In Maize Production In Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Agriculture is important for food security and poverty reduction. Achieving food security is still a challenge to some developed and most of the developing countries. Maize is the main staple that most people in Kenya still depend on. The production of maize has been in the decline over the years with an average annual production of 30 million bags (2.7 million metric tons) against an annual consumption of 42 million bags (3.78 million metric tons). The country on average suffe...

The Relationships Between Selected Factors And Farmers’ Demand For Services From Plant Clinics In Nakuru-North Subcounty, Kenya

ABSTRACT Plant clinics were introduced in Nakuru-North Sub-County in 2010 with the objective of improving farmers‟ access to crop protection extension services, subsequently reducing incidences of crop pests and diseases. The services are provided to the farmers on demand. Since their introduction, farmers‟ demand for the services has been low. Many farmers are therefore not benefiting from the services as it was intended. In order to understand the scenario and adopt policies that ...


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