Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

Analysis of Farmers Use of Electronic Wallet Growth Enhancement Support Scheme in Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study analyzed farmers use of e-wallet growth enhancement support scheme in Imo State, Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained using structured questionnaire from 240 farmers selected through a multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools such as frequency score, percentages, mean and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) multiple regression model and analysis of variance were used to achieve the stated objecti...

Farmers’ Knowledge Level of Precautionary Measures in Agro-Chemicals Usage on Cocoa Production in Osun and Edo States, Nigeria

Abstract Comparative analysis of the precautionary measures and operational habits with the associated health problems among 240 farmers in cacao growing communities of Osun and Edo States, Nigeria was carried out. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results showed high risk exposure of cocoa farmers to toxicity and hazards of agrochemicals used on their cocoa farms. The mean knowledge score of precautionary measures in both states was low. More than 50% ...

Analysis of Response Capacity of Rural Households to Selected Poverty Intervention Programmes in Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study analysed the response capacity of rural farmers to National Fadama Development Programme (NFDP) and National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS) in Imo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to; categorize and describe response capacity of rural farmers, assess the level of knowledge of rural farmers’ to the rural poverty intervention programmes, determine the relationship between behavioural...

Food Security; Improving Food Security and Livelihoods

Abstract:Food security, as defined by the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.Food security exists when “all people, at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an...

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...


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