Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

THE IMPACT OF ADOPTION OF IMPROVED MAIZE VARIETIES ON FARMERS LIVELIHOOD IN SUMAILA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KANO STATE

Increasing the productivity of maize-based cropping systems has strategic importance for food security and socio-economic stability. This study assessed the impact on adoption of improved maize varieties on farmers‟ livelihood in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria. The study examined the socio-economic characteristics of the maize farmers, determined adoption rate of improved maize varieties by the farmers, determined the factors influencing adopti...

Gender Participation in Oil Palm Fruits Processing in Rural Communities of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State

AbstractThe study analyzed the level of involvement of both men and women in oil palm fruits processing activities in the rural communities of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. The study combined a review of secondary materials, interviews with key stakeholders through surveys and focused group discussions to collect qualitative data for the study. The research survey was carried out using multi-stage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed using descriptive stati...

Perceived Effect of Gangsterism on Livelihood of Rural Farmers in Ikorodu Loca Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria

TITLE:                       Perceived Effect of Gangsterism on Livelihood of Rural Farmers in IkoroduNAME:                       ODUBELA OLUTOBI OLUSEYIMATRIC NO:             PG/16/0423COLLEGE:                College of Agricultural Management and Rural DevelopmentDEPARTMENT:        Agricultural Extension and Rural DevelopmentDEGREE:                   M.AGRIC(Agricultural Extension and Rural Develo...

Constraints to Participation of Cocoa Farmers in Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria

AbstractThe paper examined the constraints to participation of cocoa farmers in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria. The paper described the socio-economic and institutional characteristics of cocoa farmers in the study area; determined the level of participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme, and identified factors that constrained effective participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme. Using multi-stage sampling procedure, 574 ...

FACTORS INFLUENCING ROLE PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNITY LEADERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

The study investigated crucial factors influencing role performance of community leaders in ruraldevelopment activities (RDAs) in Southwestern Nigeria. A multi‑stage sampling procedure was used toselect the respondents. Primary data were collected from 352 respondents using structure interviewschedule while key informants were subjected to in‑depth interview. Appropriate descriptivestatistical tools were used to summarise quantitative data while content analysis was used forqualitative da...

Mathematics Application for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

AbstractThis paper explores how the knowledge of mathematics can be applied to the development of agriculture, the importance and how mathematics application on the farm could improve agricultural development. Mathematical applications can enhance agricultural development in many ways. Through simple measurements, the farmer can estimate the number of hectares cultivated per annum, his profit and loss margin per annum etc. Mathematics has enabled farming to be more economically efficient and ...

Exploring the link between climate change perceptions and adaptation strategies among smallholder farmers in Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe

AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish the association between smallholder farmer perceptionstoward climate change and adaptation strategies at the household level in Chimanimani District of Zimbabwe.Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 284 households mainly using a structuredquestionnaire. The Heckman probit selection model was used to first identify the underlying socio-economicfactors that affect households’ recognition of climate change in the ...

Socio-Economic Constraints on Goat Farming In the Lowveld of Swaziland – A Case Study of Matsanjeni

This study was designed to focus on why subsistence livestock farmers concentrate mainly on cattle rearing instead of diversifying the livestock sector to incorporate small ruminants particularly goats which can sustain under a diverse climatic conditions.  Areas of interest in this study were socioeconomic and cultural factors namely; social status, ownership, dignity, prestige, taste, lack of information on sustainable goat farming, customary activities, income and market that influence fa...

Diurnal visitation of flowers of cowpea by insect pollinators with emphasis on the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera, in Bauchi, Nigeria

In order to study the diurnal visitation of flowers of cowpea by insect pollinators, the number of open flowers of cowpea and the kind and number of insects visiting the flowers were recorded for a period of 5 minutes and at intervals of 1 hour from sunrise to sunset in a quadrat of 1 m² placed randomly on a cowpea farm. Cowpea flowers were observed to open from 6:00 hour to 13:00 hour, daily. A total of 388 open flowers and 256 insect visitors were recorded during the 7-day period of the st...

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF E-WALLET SYSTEM IN AGRICULTURAL INPUT DISTRIBUTION AMONG FARMERS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

The study was designed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of e-wallet innovation system of agricultural input distribution among farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. A multistage stage sampling procedure was used to select therespondents. Data were gathered through structured interview schedule from 324 farmers randomly selected from four Local Government Areas of the state. Data collected were analyzed using appropriate descriptive and inferentialstatistical tools. The results showed that the...

Community influence

The paper assessed communal influence on land accessibility among rural farmers in Osun State. It specificallydescribed socio-economic characteristics of land users; determined the level of land accessibility; and examinedinfluence of community (roles of traditional authorities, community beliefs and cultural taboos) on landaccessibility. A multistage stage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents. Data were collected from260 respondents using structured interview schedule and ke...

Community conflict paper 4

Conflict is a major impediment of any community development. However, its occurrence isinevitable and requires serious attention from relevant stakeholders. This study focused on theeffects of community conflicts on rural economic activities in Osun State, Nigeria. It specificallyunveiled the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identified the causes of conflictin the study area; determined the effects of conflicts on the economic activities and identifiedthe strategies adopted ...

Improvement of food security in Nigeria

Food security is made up of two words “food” and “secure”, meaning “securing of food”.The opposite of food security is food insecurity. It is a sad situation of limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate or safe food.Different countries have different methods of combating food insecurity. For Nigeria, sustainable agricultural intervention by all stakeholders is the key. Having seen the aftermath of food insecurity, the question then is what is the way forwa...

Journal 2 Mr. E. Kara

ABSTRACTThe study examined the use of information and communication technologies among crop farmers in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State. Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used in selection of 120 respondents for the study. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that most (73.7%) of the respondents were male. more than half (52.5%) were between the age of ...

An Assessment of the Impact of the District Development Facility (DDF) in the MMDAS: A Case Study of Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region

The study investigated the District Development Facility in the Techiman Municipality and its contribution to development. The study was descriptive using both primary and secondary data. Data was collected from 150 respondents using the questionnaire. Data was analysed using the SPSS. The main objective of the research therefore sought to analyse the concept and contributions of the DDF to the socio-economic development of the Techiman Municipality. The study found that the DDF has...

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