Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

Knowledge Levels Of Farmers And Use Of Integrated Pest Management Practices In Hohoe Municipality

AbstractAlthough IPM has been advocated as a means of reducing chemical insecticide application, adoption of IPM practices are however, inadequate in the Hohoe Municipality and this may be attributed to a number of socio-economic and institutional factors. The study therefore sought to determine the knowledge levels and use of IPM practices by rice farmers. Survey research design was used for the study. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 120 rice farmers. Both descriptive and i...

Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus) Value Chain And Smallholder Livelihood Improvement In The Upper East Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted among one hundred and thirty (130) participants; 120 farmers and 10 buyers. The purpose of the study is to examine the production of watermelon as a high value crop in contributing to livelihood of smallholder farmers in the Bawku West District (BWD) in the Upper East Region (U/E/R) of Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to achieve the following objectives: to determine the relationship between personal characteristics of smallholders and level of participati...

Factors Influencing Adoption Of Faro 52 Rice Package By Farmers In Selected Local Government Areas Of Niger State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study assessed the factors influencing adoption of FARO 52 rice package by farmers in selected Local Government Areas of Niger state. Structured questionnaires were used for data collection. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed where a total of 166 FARO 52 rice farmers were randomly sampled and proportionately drawn at 25% across each of the nine selected villages. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result indicated that the packag...

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...