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Access And Use Of Dairy Agricultural Information By Small-Scale Young Farmers In Murang’a County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Access to agricultural information influences the farming practices adopted by farmers. Information centres are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that there are adequate, relevant and up-to-date information resources for all. Dairy farmers need frequent access to information on nutrition, breed, health status, environment, and among others to cope with modern dairy farming practices. Inefficient access and dissemination of dairy agricultural information can negatively affec...

Actors’ Interactions And Farmers’ Participation In Agricultural Projects: A Case Of Ripat-Sua Project In Morogoro Tanzania

EXTENDED ABSTRACT Studies on farmers’ interactions in agricultural projects have reported on the importance of the interaction of farmers with other actors on their participation in agricultural projects and subsequent adoption of agricultural technologies. However, there has been little interest on the influence of farmers’ interactions, alternative income-generating opportunities and biophysical conditions of the farmers’ geographical locations, on farmers’ participation in agricul...

Wetland Degradation in Jinja District; A Case Study of Lake Victoria, Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTSDeclaration iiApproval iiiDedication ivAcknowledgement vList of Tables viList of figures viiList of acronyms viiiDefinition of terms ixTAble of contents xABstract xvCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background1.2 Statement of the problem1.3 Objectives 21.3.1 Main objective 21.3.2 Specific objectives 21.4 Research questions 21.5 Significance of the study 21.6 Organization of the study 31.7 Scope and Delimitation of the study 3xCHAPTER TWO’,4LITERATURE REVIEW 42.0 Introduction 42.1 ...

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL AND CO- OPERATIVE BANK ENUGU)

ABSTRACTThis project is an attempt to examine the role of financial institution in agricultural development in Nigeria with particular reference to Nigeria agricultural and co- operative bank Enugu. And to suggest ways by which they can be of better use to the nations. The project also made desperate attempt to get the view of some farmers.Chapter one consists of the general introduction of the research topic, the statement of problems, the purpose of the research, and the methodology.Chapter...

IMPACT OF VILLAGE SAVING AND CREDIT GROUP ON HOUSEHOLD WEALTH IN HABRO DISTRICT, WEST HARARGHE ZONE OF OROMIA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: In Ethiopia, agriculture has been at the core of the development strategy. To improve the prevailing low level of production and productivity, the government has been undertaking financial sector reform, to help boosting agricultural production and reducing rural poverty. In cognizant to the need for rural financial services as articulated in ADLI strategy, MFIs and SACCOs are being promoted to cater financial services to farmers. This study aimed at assessing the impact of village...

CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAPER COVERAGE AND FARMERS’ READERSHIP OF AGRICULTURAL NEWS IN NIGERIA

Inadequate access to agricultural information contributes largely to low productivity among farmers in Nigeria. The print media has been especially implicated on its low coverage and provision of agricultural information, thus limiting readership among farmers. To validate this observation, the extent of coverage of agricultural news in print media and farmer’s readership were therefore assessed. Content analyses of Nigerian Tribune, New Nigerian, This Day, The Punch and The Comet new...

DETERMINANTS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ COMMERCIALIZATION OF POTATO AND HEAD CABBAGE IN KOFALE DISTRICT, WEST ARSI ZONE, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Even though agricultural commercialization is considered as the main engine to contribute to economic growth of the country and to transform the traditional agriculture of farmers the extent of commercialization is still not as expected in Ethiopia as evidenced from different literature particularly there are no adequate studies on the determinants of potato and head cabbage commercialization in the study area. This study was aimed to identify status and determinants of farmers’ ...

The Impact Of An Appraisal System On Employees Performance In Ghana: A Study Of The Ministry Of Food And Agriculture

ABSTRACT The aim of the study is to examine the impact of performance appraisal system on employee’s performance, at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA). The study adopted the descriptive survey design and employed the quantitative research approach. The population of the study was staff at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Convenience sampling technique was used to select the respondents. The study used questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. Data processing was do...

PERCEIVED IMPACT OF RURAL CREDlT ON THE CEREAL FARMERS IN THE KOULIKORO REGION OF MALI

ABSTRACT Lack of credit, especially among small-scale farmers. has been one of the factors that impede the adoption of numerous innovations recommended by Agricultural Extension services in MALI. The situation has been mainly attributed to inadequate establishment of services in areas where poor and marginalized farmers (especially women) live. An unfortunate assumption has been that poor farmers do not save and, therefore. constitute a high credit risk. To address this state of affairs, Sasa...

Effectiveness Of Smallholder Farmers’ Adaptation Strategies In Improving Well-Being In Light Of Climate Change In Iringa District Tanzania

EXTENDED ABSTRACT  Climate change is happening and poses significant challenges to households, businesses and governments. Different adaptation strategies are carried against impact of climate change by smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Iringa District but little is known about their effectiveness in improving smallholders’ well-being. The overall objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of adaptation strategies in a changing climate and climate variability in semi-a...

Effect Of Fertilizer Supply Support Programmes On Farmers’ Participation In Maize Production In Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Agriculture is important for food security and poverty reduction. Achieving food security is still a challenge to some developed and most of the developing countries. Maize is the main staple that most people in Kenya still depend on. The production of maize has been in the decline over the years with an average annual production of 30 million bags (2.7 million metric tons) against an annual consumption of 42 million bags (3.78 million metric tons). The country on average suffers a ...

Factors Influencing Maize Crop Production Among Small-Scale Farmers In Kuria East Sub-County, Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Maize is the main staple food crop in Kenya and is of vital concern to agricultural policy decisions, food security and overall development of the sector and the economy. It is also the dominant staple food crop in Kuria east sub-County. However, there has been a declining trend in maize production among farmers in the study area threatening household food security. This study was conducted in Kuria east sub-County using cross sectional survey research design and sought to achieve th...

EFFECT OF DEFICIT IRRIGATION LEVELS AT DIFFERENT GROWTH STAGES ON YIELD AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY OF ONION (Allium cepa L.) AT RAYA AZEBO WOREDA, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Scarcity of water is the most severe constraint for development of agriculture in arid and semi-arid areas. Under such conditions, the need to use the available water economically and efficiently is indisputable. The important strategy for increasing water productivity and improving water use efficiency in the area of water scarcity, was deficit irrigation. A field experiment was conducted at Mehoni Agricultural Research Center during off season aimed at investigating the effect of...

Role of Legislature in Sustainable Agricultural Development in Developing Nations: A Case Study of Nigeria

When continuity is lacked in the agricultural programs and policies of a developing nation, such nation cannot avoid to keep moving round a circle. Such nation’s agricultural sector will be full of activities without actions and achievements will elude such country. This study therefore reviewed some of the agricultural programs and policies in Nigeria, their failures and successes as well as reasons behind the failures and success vis-à-vis the recent agricultural development strategy of ...

Empowering Rural Communities Through Community Gardens As A Response To Climate Change: The Case Of Shurugwi Partners’ Chitora Gardens Initiative

ABSTRACT This research examined the Chitora gardens project implemented by Shurugwi Partners and how it has responded to climate change impacts while empowering rural communities in Chitora ward 1, Shurugwi District. Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used. Collection of data was done through the use of questionnaire surveys, interviews, focus group discussions and observations. A total of 42 questionnaires were administered to project members where respondents who h...


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