Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Factors Influencing Ownership Of Modern Houses Among Households In Iringa District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTPoor construction with temporary material exposes families to all kinds of health and safety risks, especially from ticks and insects concealed in unfinished mud walls and earthen floors, vermin and snakes in thatch, parasite seeking human host and malarial mosquitoes entering through unscreened windows and doorway. This study was conducted to identify factors influencing the ownership of modern houses among households in Iringa District. Specifically, the study examined the major fac...

Farmers’attitude Towards Warehouse Receipt System In Newala District

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessingfarmers’ attitude towards warehouse receipt system in NewalaDistrict. The study sought to achieve the following specific objectives. Firstly, to describe the warehouse receipt system that operates for small holder farmers in Newala. Secondly, to determineknowledge of the farmers on warehouse receipt system, thirdly, to determine the attitude of farmers towards the operations of the warehouse receipts system and lastly, to determine the contribution of c...

Physical And Economic Accounts Of Water In Kikuletwa Catchment, Pangani River Basin, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThis study estimated physical and economic accounts of water in the Kikuletwa catchment of Pangani River Basin. Specifically the study focused on physical water supply in the catchment, water use including main users and their respective amounts and estimates of water asset accounts. The study adopted the system of Environmental and Economic Accounting of Water (SEEAW). Secondary data on rainfall, water flow, spring water, water abstraction, groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration...

Profit Efficiency Among Smallholder Rice Farmers In Bein Garr And Panta Districts, Central Liberia

ABSTRACTRice is staple food in Liberia and therefore self-sufficiency in rice production remains a major concern. However, Liberia is experiencing insufficiency in rice production due to high production cost and low national average output of 1.2 t/ha, which is significantly low as compared to other West African countries. This has resulted in the increased importation of rice in the country consequently taking significant portion of the nation’s foreign exchange. Rice production and supply...

Assessment Of Feeding Practices And Performance Of Dairy Cattle In Kibaha District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTTwo studies were carried out in Kibaha District to investigate feeding practices andperformance of dairy cattle kept by smallholder farmers. In experiment 1, formal surveywhich aimed at assessing the existing feeding practices, performance and constraints,involved 30 dairy farmers from 3 wards. In experiment 2, twenty four (24) lactating cowsfrom two wards, that is 12 cows from each ward, were monitored for one month whereintakes and milk yield were measured. In experiment 1; the perf...

Community Attitudes Towards Preventive Measures For Hiv/Aids Infections In Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

ABSTRACTA study to assess community attitudes towards HIV/AIDS prevention was conductedin Morogoro municipality, Tanzania, between November 2007 and January 2008. Atotal of 100 randomly selected households were included in this study, located in fivewards randomly selected from the 19 wards of the municipality. Data were collectedusing questionnaire interviews and focus group discussions (the latter conducted in adifferent subpopulation). Data were analysed using statistical package for socia...

Domestic Violence And Household Income Poverty In Babati District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACTGender Based Violence and income poverty are the major social and economic problems affecting women in African countries including Tanzania. Cultural factors are believed to exacerbate the problem. The study from which this dissertation is based was conducted to explore the link between domestic violence and household income poverty in the district. Specifically, the study assessed the extent of domestic violence against women and women’s perception about domestic violence. The stud...

Family Planning Among Catholics And Anglicans In Dodoma Municipality

ABSTRACTThe major objective of this study was to examine the influence of religious beliefs on family planning among Catholics and Anglicans in Dodoma municipality. Four wards were selected. From each ward 25 respondents were randomly selected making a total of 100. Specific objectives of the study were to; (1) identify the contraceptives mostly used in the study area, (2) assess the practices of family planning among Catholics and Anglicans in the study area, and (3) examine the perception o...

Participatory Epidemiology Of Newcastle Disease Across The Rift Valley In Manyoni District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to assess the contribution of local knowledge, practices and attitudes of the rural community in relation to disease occurrence, poultry production systems, and management practices in the face of outbreaks of Newcastle disease in vaccinating and non-vaccinating wards. Participatory epidemiology techniques were employed in twelve selected villages to collect data. The information collected covered the existence of poultry diseases, clinical signs, disease incid...

Genotyping Sorghum Germplasm In Tanzania Using Microsatellite Markers

ABS TRACTMicrosatellite markers are increasingly being used in crop plants to discriminateamong genotypes and as tools in marker-assisted selection. In this study microsatellitemarkers were used to quantify the genetic diversity within as well as among 200accessions sampled from sorghum germplasm collection at Tanzania National genebank germplasm collection of sorghum. Although all methods did not provide similardescription of relationships between accessions, there existed some consistency i...

Incidence Of Aspergillus Flavus In Stored Dried Cassava Products And Its Association With Aflatoxin Production.

ABSTRACTUdaga is derivative of cassava products traditionally produced by farmers through peeling, fermentation and direct or indirect sun-drying of fermented cassava roots and widely consumed in Tanzania. The study was conducted in Lushoto, Rorya and Ukerewe districts in Tanzania based on diverse processing and storage methods between October and November 2012. Households (120) were interviewed on cassava processing and storage practices. Samples of dried cassava products were also obtained ...

Nutritional Health Status Of Rural Women Practising Agriculture In Babati District Council

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to evaluate the nutritional health status of rural women engagedin agriculture in three villages in Babati District, Manyara Region in Tanzania. A crosssection research design using structured questionnaire was employed to collect primaryand secondary data of 180 respondents. The weight and height were measured using adigital weighing scale (SECA Vogel and Halke Hamburg Germany) and a locally madedevice equipped with height gauges respectively. BMI was calcu...

Establishing The Potential Of Mango Value Chain As A Source Of Income In Urambo District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTA study was conducted in Urambo District from mid 2009 to mid 2010 to identify challenges to production of mango; assess the contribution of mango to the HH income and to compare the net income between the producers and traders. Secondary data were collected from District Council Offices, SNAL and internet. Purposive sampling was used to select 10 villages based on potential for mango production. A random sample of 260 mango producers and 40 traders who sell mangoes at the markets of ...

Impact Of Pig Keeping On Farmers’ Livelihoods Outcomes: A Case Of Mbeya Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACTIn Tanzania, pig production for meat is becoming popular in many parts of the country and contributes significantly to the livelihood outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine how pig keeping can contribute to smallholder farmers’ livelihood outcomes. Specifically it focused on assessing the impact of pig husbandry introduced interventions on the livelihood outcomes of pig keepers, evaluating acceptability of the new model system, adopted technologies and products among s...

Assessment Of The Implementation Of Primary Education Development Plan (2002-06) In Mbarali District Council, Mbeya Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThis study assesses the Primary Education Development Plan (2002-06) implementation in Tanzania. The specific objectives are to determine the changes in pupil enrollment and number of teachers, the state of teachers’ qualifications, the quantity and quality of Government support to primary schools before and after the five years of PEDP implementation. The study used both the quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The methods employed to collect data were questionnaires, ...


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