Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

World Fertilizer Price Elasticities

Fertilizer Outlook in Africa Presentation with the surge in climate and supply crises with wars in Ukraine and Russia

The Impact Of Occupational Health Hazards And Injuries On Livelihoods Of Affected Workers: A Case Of Kitwe District

The subject of occupational health hazards, accidents and injuries is becoming a major problem. Although they are on the rise, they are poorly documented in many parts of Zambia and thus inadequate information accessible to several stakeholders. Consequently, the socio-economic effects of workplace injuries are visibly on the increase too. Therefore, this study aimed to assess and determine the socio- economic impact of occupational health hazards and injuries on livelihoods of affected...

Climate Change Adaptation Measures Among Smallholder Farmers in Mvomero district, Tanzania.

ABSTRACT Climate change in Tanzania is emerging as one of the most important challenges among smallholder farmers who depend largely, if not solely, on rain-fed agriculture. Weather forecast and prediction indicate that drought and flood will be more frequent and inconsistent rainfall will be experienced. These changes will affect smallholder farmers, due to the fact that these farmers are more vulnerable because of limited resources and low knowledge on how to adapt to climate change ...

Assessment Of Farmers’awareness And Adaptation Measures To Climate Change In The Northern Zone Of Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project

ABSTRACTThe study assessed the awareness and adoption of climate change and adaptation measures among arable crop farmers in the northern zone of Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project. Five out of the twelve Local Government areas in the zone were purposively selected using multistage random sampling techniques. Two hundred and forty respondents were randomly selected for the study from the list of registered farmers in Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project (SADP). The ra...

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...

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...

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF BAUCHI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study examined the participation of women in transformation of agricultural development programme of Bauchi local government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Data were collected from 60 respondents in the study area using structured questionnaire.The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The results shows that 61.7% of the respondents were female, 70% of the respondents were within the age range of (35-45) years and married (78.3%), and (30%...

IDENTIFICATION OF CONSTRAINTS AND EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES INFLUENCING THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS IN OYO AND OGUN STATES NIGERIA

  Abstract: Agricultural extension contributes to improving the welfare of farmers and other stakeholders by providing access to knowledge and information. This has led to increasing emphasis on effective training strategies to develop extension staff competencies. The study therefore focused on identification of constraints and effective educational strategies influencing the professional competencies of extension officers in Oyo and Ogun states Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was...

Assessment of the Implementation of Advisory Services and Input Support Components by Fadama III Beneficiaries in Oyo State

ABSTRACTThis study aimed at assessing the implementation of advisory services and input support components by Fadama III beneficiaries in Oyo state. The Project Implementation Manual (PIM) of Fadama III advisory services and input support components which involved specific activities the project proposed to execute was being used as a criteria to check the accomplishment of the project as projected. Thus, in determining the gap between ‘what is’ and ‘what ought to be’ benefic...

The perception of Landmark University students on taking farming as a means of future livelihood

                                                                        ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the perception of Landmark University Agricultural Students about farming as a means of future livelihood. A total of 120 students were randomly selected from Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ...

Utilization Of Improved Cocoyam Production Technologies Among The Women Farmers In Ikwuano LGA Of Abia State

ABSTRACTUtilization of improved cocoyam production technologies among women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria was studied in 2014. The specific objectives of the study were to; describe the socio-economic characteristics of the women, identifying their source(s) of information, assess their level of utilization and identify the problems they face in using the technologies. A multi-stage random sampling techniques was used to select sixty (60) women.Data...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LAYER PRODUCTIONS IN JALINGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TARABA STATE NIGERIA

INTRODUCTIONThe poultry industry is very important to the Nigerian economy because it provides a good source of animal protein in eggs and meat. Protein plays important roles in the formation of a balanced human diet which is essential for the good health, vigor and productivity capacity of the people (Abdullahi, Maqbool & Bukhsh, 2007). Protein is also important in the building and repair of body tissues; a low intake of protein hinders the development of the brain, reduces the skillfuln...