Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Education

Nigerian Agriculture and Food Security Challenges: The Way Forward

AbstractFood security is indispensable prerequisite for the survival of mankind and his economic activities including food production. Food is different from other commodities because of its inevitability for survival and existence.  Food is different from other commodities because everybody  needs   it   for   survival,   and   it   is   an   indispensable   factor   in   nation’s   quest   for economic   ...

Appraisal of Awareness of Climate Change Issues among Secondary School Students in Rivers State

AbstractThe paper appraised awareness of climate change among secondary school students in Rivers State. Relevant literature related   to   the   issues   were   reviewed   accordingly   and the   literature focused   on   the   concepts   of   climate   change   and   global   warming,   the   level   of   awareness   of secondary school students on the climate change issues, sources...

Analysis Of Incentives And Disincentives For Cotton In The United Republic Of Tanzania

AbstractThis technical note aims to describe the market incentives and disincentives for cotton producers in the United Republic of Tanzania. The note is a technical document and serves as input for the MAFAP Country Report. For this purpose, yearly averages of farm gate and wholesale prices are compared with reference prices calculated on the basis of the price of the commodity in the international market. The price gaps between the reference prices and the prices along the value chain ...

Integrating of Local Food Suppliers in Modern Food Retail in Africa

Abstract This study addresses three distinct but interrelated issues in the integration of local food suppliers in modern food distribution in Tanzania. These issues are: What are key factors driving the development of modern food retailing in Tanzania? What factors influence the participation of local modern food suppliers in the industry? And, finally: What policies and strategies can be adopted to increase local suppliers‘ participation in the industry? The study used a critical rea...

Small-Scale Irrigation Farming System Situational Analysis in Namibia: Case Study from Ndonga Linena Green Scheme, Kavango West Region

Abstract – The aim of this paper is to examine the perceptions of small-scale irrigation farmers (SSIFs) with regard to climate change and their adaptation strategies in terms of its effects. This study forms part of a broader regional project, namely the Southern Agricultural Africa Inter-Comparison and Improvement Project (SAAMIIP) on integrated regional climate assessment. In analysing the SSIF farm situation, meta-analysis was the selected methodological application. Farm-level ...

Analysis of Effects of Agriculture Intervention Using Propensity Score Matching

Abstract Nowadays, agriculture extension programmes are practised in many parts of the world. There is a mixture of results about the effects of agriculture intervention programmes. The literature shows that the interventions are ineffective and have limited diffusion. On the other side, it shows that interventions are effective. Following different arguments about the effects of agriculture extension, this paper adopted Propensity Score Matching (PSM) to analyze the effects of the Dist...

Export-Led Growth Hypothesis: Evidence from Agricultural Exports in Tanzania

Abstract This study examines the nature and direction of causality in Tanzania between economic growth and agricultural exports along with some selected variables such as labour force and domestic investment. The analysis for this study was carried out using time series data for the period of 1980 to 2013. The data series were tested for stationarity using Phillips-perron test and the results revealed that they were all stationary and integrated of order one I(1). The Johansen test of c...

Information Needs Of Poultry Farmers In Selected Rural Areas Of Tanzania

Abstract This study assessed the information needs of poultry farmers in three rural districts of Tanzania. Methodological triangulation was used. Data from questionnaires were triangulated with data from interviews and focus group discussions to validate quantitative with qualitative findings. The findings indicated that poultry farmers had varying information needs including poultry disease management, poultry protection, shelter for poultry and poultry production. The key sources of in...

Service Learning in Engineering and Science for Sustainable Development

This short paper in the inaugural issue of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering explains how professors at all of the world’s institutions can capitalize on an opportunity to assist students to learn engineering and science more effectively by offering them a chance to make concrete contributions to the optimization of appropriate technologies for sustainable development.

HOW TO START A CASSAVA FARM

Cassava is notoriously known to be a major source of carbohydrate. Known by its scientific name as manihot esculenta, this woody shrub has edible roots that can be eaten when properly processed. Historically speaking, Cassava has been said to have originated from North America and was first introduced into Africa in the Congo basin. It is mostly grown around tropical areas and widely eaten in developing countries.