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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Assessing the Significance of UN SDG15 and the Effect of Forest Carbon Sinks on Food and Nutrition Security in Baringo County Kenya

Abstract: The collective efforts made through Development Studies to mitigate natural resource-based conflict like those associated with the environment serve the purpose of improving the good quality of human life. Good quality lifestyle is demonstrated through global, regional, national food and nutrition security. Moreover, it extends to water safety that involves climate change mitigation, enhances societal peace and security of having access to natural resources, additionally, education...

Seasonal Dynamics Of Benthic Macrofauna In The Keta Lagoon

ABSTRACT to influence habitat heterogeneity, possibly serving as strong predictors macrofaunal assemblage and abundance in the Keta lagoon. Some I agoons a re dumping a reas for d isposal o f waste f rom u rban and i ndustrial areas. In some places their water is used for the cooling o f generators o f electric power plants, which return effluent of warmed water to the lagoon. Coastal lagoons are economically important in their use for aquaculture facilities ((Day and Yanez- Arancibia, 1985;...

Agricultural Credit and Farm Productivity in Bichi Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria

).>;> ABSTRACT This study set out to investigate the impact of agricultural credit on farm productivity for export in Bichi Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria. The study was guided by the following objectives: i) to determine the level of farm productivity in Bichi local government, Kano State, Nigeria, ii) to find out the common challenges faced by the local farmers in accessing agricultural credit from commercial banks in Bichi local government, and iii) to assess the effect of agricult...

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...

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...

RELEVANCE OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN THE SECOND CYCLE LEVEL OF EDUCATION IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION

ABSTRACT Though it is government policy to modernize the agricultural sector and make it a catalyst for rural transformation making Ghana an agro-industrialized country, very few students pursue agricultural programme as compared to other programmes at the SHS level. These students who pursues the agricultural programme do not match up to the standard in terms of skill acquisition to meet the job market hence tend to be ‘job seekers’ and end up in other sectors. The main objective of the ...

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...

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...


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