Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

The Effects of Soil Degradation to Sustainable Agriculture in Chongwe District, Zambia

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate the effects of land degradation on agricultural land use, planning and management in chongwe, Zambia and specifically determined farmers’ considerations of land suitability for selected types of agricultural land uses in varying cropping zones, investigated farmers’ local environmental knowledge of land degradation indicators and finally documented farmers’ land management strategies and practices for soil and sustainable Agricultur...

Roles Of Women’s Non- Farm Income Generating Activities To Household Food Security: Case Of Bagamoyo District

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to access on roles of women’s non-farm income generating activities with respect to food security in the households in rural villages. The study was conducted in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region. The overall objective was to examine the contribution of women’s non-farm income generating activities to household food security. Specifically, the study intended to identify types of non- farm income generating activities undertaken by women, to deter...

The Role Of Wild Foods In Household Income And Food Security In Mufindi District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Wild foods comprise of all edible products that are found growing naturally in forests, woodlands or farms. They include both fauna and flora species that are consumed either as wholly or partly. This study was designed to investigate the role of wild foods to household income and food security at Mufindi district in Iringa region. Data were collected using both structured and non-structured interviews. Purposive sampling procedures were used to obtain six representative villag...

Assessment Of Emerging Roles And Training Needs Of Extension Personnel In Kogi State Agricultural Development Programme

AbstractMeaningful agricultural development in any society largely hinges onextension system in place. Agricultural extension assists rural people in thecommunity through educational procedure in improving their farming methods andtechniques, thus increasing their production efficiency, income, social and livingstandard. To bring this to pass requires continuous training of extension personnel inorder to cope with the emerging roles cropping up as a result of developmentalprogrammes es...

Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing Maasai Women Participation In Income Generating Activities: Case Of Arusha Chini And Maboghini Wards, Moshi Rural

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in Arusha chini and Maboghini wards to determine socio-cultural factors that influence Maasai women participation in income generating activities. Specific objectives of the study were: to identify income generating activities that Maasai women participate; to identify socio-cultural factors influencing Maasai women in income generating activities; to determine gender relations affecting Maasai women participation in income generating activities and ...

The contribution of community development initiatives tasaf project in poverty reduction: the case of urban west region in zanzibar, tanzania.

ABSTRACT The study on contribution of CDI TASAF in the reduction of poverty was conducted in Zanzibar Urban West Region. Specifically, the study aimed at assessing community awareness on the process of implementation of the TASAF projects; to determine the contribution of TASAF on initiation and implementation of community development initiative (CDI) projects; to determine the contribution of TASAF projects on improving the standard of living of the community and lastly to assess peopl...

Contribution Of Sorghum Production Towards Household Food Security In Tanzania: A Case Study Of Singida Region

ABSTRACT Sorghum is one of the most drought tolerant cereal crops currently under cultivation. Semi-arid regions in Tanzania are among of the areas cultivating sorghum to a large extent, and these regions are most vulnerable to food insecurity. Despite the assumption that sorghum has contribution on household food security, a wide assessment has not been done in Tanzania to examine the extent of its contribution. The study intended to: determine the quantity of sorghum and other grains ...

Effectiveness Of Exit Strategies On Sustainability Of Development Projects In Tanzania: A Case Study Of Selected World Vision Tanzania Projects

ABSTRACT This study assessed the effectiveness of exit strategies in development projects in Tanzania through two selected projects in Bahi District. These are the Agriculture and Food Security and Leadership Development projects intervened by World Vision Tanzania through Chipanga Area Development Programme. The study, therefore, analysed the design and implementation of exit strategies adopted; evaluated their success and finally, examined challenges experienced in the course of ...

Perceived Impact Of Climate Variability On Availability And Utilisation Of Non-Wood Forest Products Among Rural Households In Bahi District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Climate variability is currently one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humankind, whereby increased temperature and changing rainfall patterns are predicted to impact upon livelihoods in Tanzania. This study highlights the perceived impact of climate variability on availability and utilization of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) among rural households around the East Chenene Forest Reserve in Bahi District, Dodoma Region. The main objective of the study was to exa...

Assessment of community participation in solid waste management: The case of Mbeya city council Tanzania.

ABSTRACT A study was conducted to assess the extent of community participation in solid waste management (SWM) in Mbeya City, Tanzania. Data were collected using both structured and non-structured interviews. Field observations and secondary data supplemented the data collected using questionnaires. Purposive sampling procedures were used to obtain three representative wards. At ward level, 60 respondents each from different households were picked at random for the study leading to ...

Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Infant Mortality In Morogoro District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The study on socio economic factors affecting infant mortality was conducted in Morogoro District. In spite of measures taken by key stakeholders including the government, UNICEF, WHO, health initiatives in Tanzania infant deaths are increasing in rural populations. Socio economic factors are said to be main courses. A cross sectional study to observe the influence of socio economic factors affecting infant mortality was, therefore, conducted in Morogoro district. The ultimate ...

The Role Of Networks In Information Dissemination In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Communities In Morogoro Region

ABSTRACT The study on the role of farmers’ networks in information dissemination in Tanzania was carried out in Mgeta Division in Mvomero District. Interest in this study was prompted by the recognition that farmers’ networking was used as the best tool for communication compared to conventional assumptions of extension communication which was blamed to be the cause of low adoption and diffusion of extension messages. But the extent to which information concerning agricultural i...

Effectiveness Of Communication Channels And Smallholder Farmers’ Adoption Of Improved Legume Technologies: A Case Of Morogoro Region, Tanzania

EXTENDED ABSTRACT Legume crops play important roles economically, socially and environmentally by providing jobs, being a cheap source of protein, improving health and nutrition, improving soil fertility, weed suppression and nitrogen fixation. However, it is yet to be clearly determined as to which approach or a combination of approaches that are effective in ensuring legume technologies are disseminated across the various farming groups. The current study aimed at assessing the effect...

Socio-Economic Constraints Among Local Artisanal Miners In Simanjiro District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The study was aimed at assessing the socio-economic constraints facing small scale miners in their effort to reduce income poverty. Specifically, the study identified activities performed by local miners; assessed socio-economic challenges faced by local artisan miners in their daily activities and assessed socio-economic challenges that faced Local Artisanal Miners (LAMs) towards poverty reduction. The study was done at Mererani in Simanjiro District whereby data were collecte...

The Impact Of A Dairy Cattle Project On Households’ Livelihoods In Kasulu District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study was conducted in Kasulu district with the aim of assessing the impact of a dairy cattle project on the households’ livelihoods. Muzye and Mnanila wards were surveyed. Purposive, stratified and simple random sampling techniques were employed to obtain the desired sample. Data were collected through a cross sectional survey from a sample of 120 respondents, 60 of whom had received dairy cattle and 60 without dairy cattle. Questionnaires for respondents with and w...


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