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The Relationship Between Agricultural Inputs/Extension Services and Household Crop Production in Uganda (1990-2017)

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the nature of the relationship between agricultural inputs/extension services and house hold crop production in Uganda. In doing so, the study sought to unravel the short-run and long-run dynamics between the variables. The study reviewed both theoretical and empirical aspects of relationship between the variables. The study found out co integration between agricultural inputs/extension services and house hold crop production. The exis...

Influence Of Selected Teacher Demographic Characteristics On Diversity Management In Teaching Of Agriculture In Secondary Schools In Homabay County, Kenya

With gradual recognition of diversity among learners by teachers and school administrators‘ world over; diversity in education remains key in managing learners. Although policy guidelines on elimination of discrimination in schools are available, implementation of diversity management in practically oriented subjects across Africa and particularly in Kenya is not well researched and documented. The purpose of this study was to examine how selected demographic characteristics of teachers...

Cooperatives and Agricultural Development in Elgon Region: A Case Study of Bugisu Cooperatives Union (BCU)

ABSTRACT This report presents the role of BCU towards agricultural development in the Elgon region. The study was based on three specific objectives; to establish the contribution of cooperative unions towards Agricultural development in region. Determine the challenges faced by cooperative unions in Elgon region. Suggest measures to the challenges faced by cooperative unions in Elgon region. It was based on a descriptive case study design basing on the use of qualitative and quantitative ap...

Impact of Wheat Cluster Farming on Productivity, Technical Efficiency, and Asset Building of Smallholder Farmers in Arsi Zone, Oromia Region of Ethiopia

Abstract: Agriculture is the main focus of Ethiopia's economic development. Wheat is one of the major cereal crops produced by smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Wheat demand is rising quickly in Ethiopia despite efforts to improve wheat production. Recently, to curb this problem, the government of Ethiopia has implemented a cluster farming system for high-potential agricultural commodities like wheat as a means of poverty reduction and smallholders’ income maximization. In light of the prob...

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ PERCEPTION TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE AND ADOPTION OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PRACTICES: THE CASE OF MASABA SOUTH SUB-COUNTY, KISII, KENYA

Abstract: Climate variability and change is one of the global challenges facing human beings and their socio-economic activities. The negative impacts are being felt in many parts of Kenya especially in decadence of the agricultural productivity resulting into decreased national and household food security. To adapt to the changing climate, farmers’ need a paradigm shift in their farming practices and adopt practices that sustainably increase agricultural productivity and enhance their res...

Effectiveness Of Teaching And Learning Agricultural Science Subject In Selected Secondary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT  Teaching and learning of Agricultural science subject in secondary schools have flourished over the past decades in many developing countries. The rationale for teaching the subject and the basis for its popularity is to permit students a wider set of future career options particularly farming and farming related careers than is offered by the usual academic or general subjects. Thus, this study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of teaching and learning Agricultural sc...

FARMERS’ ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES IN AWEDAY RURAL KEBELES, EASTERN HARARGHE ZONE, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Farmers face a continued challenge in accessing agricultural information and technologies due to several economic, social, cultural and environmental factors. This study set out to assess Farmers’ Access to Agricultural Extension Services in Aweday Rural Kebeles. The specific objectives were to assess the status of farmers’ access to agricultural extension services and to evaluate the factors that influence their access to agricultural extension services in Aweday. The sampling...

Effect Of Conservation Agriculture On Water Retention, Soil Properties And Maize Yields In Semi-Arid Kajiado County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Food insecurity and hunger are global challenges attributed to poor crop harvests, land degradation, low soil moisture and declining soil fertility. Low maize yields and household food insecurity in Kajiado, Kenya could be alleviated by use of sustainable agricultural practices such as conservation agriculture (CA), integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) and increased water use efficiency. This study was carried out in Kajiado during the long rainy season of March-July, 2016 to...

Economic Analysis of Financing and Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture in the Lower Anambra and Lower Benue Irrigation Projects, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Irrigated agriculture provides a very important part of national food security strategies as well as individuals’ and communities livelihoods at the local level. Yet the performance of many irrigation and drainage systems in Nigeria is generally below potential due to a variety of shortcomings. The monopolistic nature of the sector and its social sensitivity has fostered extensive government intervention that has not always been conducive to financial sustainability. Insufficient c...

The impact of drought coping strategies on food security in Zimbabwe. The case of tsholotsho district.

ABSTRACT Zimbabwe is currently characterized by droughts caused by El Nino. The droughts have become a common feature for agriculture in Zimbabwe, a country whose majority of the population (70%) depends on agricultural-based activities as their livelihoods resource. The research is carried out in Tsholotsho district ward 13 which is characterized by erratic and inadequate rainfall. Drought frequency is very high occurring at a rate of four in every five years. The main purpose of this resea...

Contemporary Marketing Strategies and Performance of Agricultural Marketing Firms in South-West

ABSTRACT This thesis examines the application of Contemporary Marketing Strategies and their impact on agricultural marketing firms performance in South-West Nigeria. The study was carried out on established conceptualised Contemporary Marketing practice comprising of four different approaches - Transaction, Database, Analysis Interactive Mix and Network Marketing. The general objective of the study was to examine the application/adoption of Contemporary Marketing Strategies and the Performan...

Response Of Agricultural Exports To Fluctuation In Exchange Rate In Rwanda: Case Of Coffee And Tea Between Years 2001-2016

ABSTRACT The agriculture sector is the backbone of Rwandan economy with tea and coffee as the major source of export earnings. However, between years 2001 and 2016, the share of agriculture exports to the GDP has been fluctuating considerably, and yet it has not been established if this is due to exchange rate volatility. The overall effects of these fluctuations are not obvious and empirical literature is not conclusive on the overall impact of real exchange rate fluctuations on agriculture...

Influence Of Information Access On Adoption Of Improved Sweetpotato Varieties In Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas) (L) Lam is a root crop and the seventh most important food crop after wheat, rice, maize, potato, barley and cassava in Sub- Saharan Africa and in Kenya. It is rich in carbohydrate offering a cheap source of energy and vitamins for health and nutritional benefits especially orange fleshed varieties. Improved sweetpotato varieties were disseminated by different institutions and organization in Migori County from 2014 to avail clean planting vines for farmi...

Credit and Agricultural Productivity Among Farmers in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVAL.iiDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGMENTS ivLIST OF ACRONYMS vTABLE OF CONTENTS viLIST OF TABLES ixLIST OF FIGURES xLIST OF APPENDIX xiABSTRACT xiiCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1 .0 Introduction1.1 Background to the StudyI . I . I Historical Perspective• 1 .2 Theoretical Perspective 31 .1 .3 Conceptual Perspective 31 .1 .4 Contextual Perspective 51.2 Statement of the Problem 51.3 Purpose of the Study 61.4 Specific Objectives 61 .5 Research Questions 71 .6 Research Hypoth...

Production Risk and Technical Efficiency of Lowlan Rice Farms in Ahanti Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT  The study was conducted to analyse production risk and technical efficiency of lowland rice farms in Ashanti region using adjusted stochastic production frontier. Cross sectional data for 2014 cropping season was collected from 200 sampled rice farms using multistage sampling technique. The results of the study revealed very low utilization of improved seed (42.8 kg/ha) by famers as against the standard quantity of 100kg/ha. Among the farm inputs used, fertilizer and improved ...


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