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  • 161. DETERMINANTS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION USE BY SMALLHOLDER DAIRY FARMERS IN LEMU...

    » Abstract: Despite Ethiopia possessing the highest number of livestock in Africa, its benefit to the country and smallholder farmers is small. This is to a large extent attributed to the dominance of low producing local cattle breeds. Though the government introduced Artificial Insemination (AI) technology to improve this condition, the adoption rate by smallholder farmers is still low....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  161 engagements | 

  • 162. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACCESS TO EXTENSION SERVICES AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

    » Purpose: This article contributes new empirical evidence and nuanced analysis on the gender difference in access to extension services and how this translates to observed differences in technology adoption and agricultural productivity. Approach: It looks at the case of Ethiopia, where substantial investments in the extension system have been made, but the coverage and effect of these investments ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  212 engagements | 

  • 163. DETERMINANTS OF FARM-LEVEL ADOPTION OF CULTURAL PRACTICES FOR BANANA XANTHOMONAS...

    » IntroductionBanana (Musa spp.) is a key crop in Uganda, supporting both rural and urban populations. Apart from being akey food crop, it is an important source of income for resource poor farmers. It is estimated that over 75% of thecountry’s farmers grow bananas on 1.5 million hectares, an equivalent of 38% of the total land under crops(Nowakunda & Tushemereirwe, 2004). The crop is rega...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  172 engagements | 

  • 164. DETERMINANTS OF CONTACT FARMERS ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CASSAVA PRODUCTION TECHNOLO...

    » Abstract This study investigated the adoption level as well as the factors influencing the ADP contact farmer\’s adoption of improved cassava production technologies in Imo State of Nigeria under the Ecologically Sustainable Cassava production project (ESCapp) of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA). A total of 120 ADP contact farmers and 30 extension agents who partic...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  218 engagements | 

  • 165. DETERMINANTS OF CREDIT USE AMONG SMALL FARMERS IN JAMAICA 1983

    » ABSTRACT This study employs the technique of disriminant analysis to identify which charateristics of farm household and lender influence participation in rural financial markets. The main characteristics identified are farm size, farm revenue, access to extension services, and the enterprise mix....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  201 engagements | 

  • 166. DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATION OF SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL POULTRY FARMERS IN AGRIC...

    » Abstract Risks and uncertainties associated with poultry enterprises is great to an extent of undermined theproductivity and sustainability of the sector by reducing the availability of institutional credit for investment inagriculture. This study was carried out to determine the factors influencing the level of poultry farmers’ participationin agricultural insurance scheme in Kwara State, N...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  178 engagements | 

  • 167. EFFECTIVENESS OF VENDOR-MANAGED INVENTORY IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY: DETERMINA...

    » Abstract This study used the extended limits to value model to frame four research hypotheses related to the effects of organizational size, employee involvement, and logistics integration on the expected and perceived values of vendor managed inventory (VMI) as implemented in the electronics industry. Most of the findings supported the hypotheses. Specifically, that supply chain members working f...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  174 engagements | 

  • 168. THE DETERMINANTS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF COCOA PRODUCTION IN GHANA: AN ANALYS...

    » Abstract The role of rural and community banks (RCBs) has been laudable in promoting sustainable cocoa farming throughout rural communities in Ghana. Through liquidity mobilization and the ultimate provision of institutional credit to farmers for various agricultural related activities, RCBs could trigger increased revenue and agricultural sustainability. However, pragmatic evidence on this assert...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  199 engagements | 

  • 169. MARKET CHAIN ANALYSIS OF HONEY PRODUCTION: IN ATSBI WEMBERTA DISTRICT, EASTERN Z...

    » INTRODUCTION1.1. Background of the StudyAfrica is blessed with numerous types of wild honeybee (Adjare, 1990). Ethiopia is one of thecountries of the continent which own big honey production potential. Owing to its variedecological and climatic conditions, Ethiopia is home to some of the most diverse flora andfauna in Africa. Its forests and woodlands contain diverse plant species that provide sur...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  239 engagements | 

  • 170. DETERMINANTS OF SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH VENTRICULAR TACHYARRHYTHMIAS

    » Abstract We analyzed data from 239 patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation to determine prognosis, predictors of survival, and the prognostic value of inducing arrhythmia and assessing therapy at the time of electrophysiologic study. Therapy predicted to be effective on the basis of electrophysiologic study was administered over a sustained period. There were 71...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  175 engagements | 

  • 171. EVALUATION OF DETERMINANTS OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN UGANDA

    » AbstractThis study examines how financial literacy and financial innovation can improvefinancial inclusion among households in Uganda. Large sections of the population inrural and urban areas in Uganda still remain out of the coverage of formal financialsystems. The study uses a cross sectional survey research design. The study populationcomprised of the adult population in both rural and urban se...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  184 engagements | 

  • 172. DETERMINANTS OF FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION IN HORTICULTURE-BASED EXTENSION PROGRAM...

    » Abstract This paper aims to discover the determinants of farmers’ par ticipation in horticulture based Education programs in the Western Azerbaijan province, Iran. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the study also tries to make a comparison between participants and non participants, who have achieved in this program. A sample of 231 farmers (137 participants and 94 non participants)...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  165 engagements | 

  • 173. VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF VEGETABLES: THE CASE OF EJERE DISTRICT, WEST SHOA ZONE, ...

    » Abstract/Description This research attempted to analyze value chain of vegetables in Ejere district, Oromia Region of Ethiopia focusing on potato and onion crops. Potato and onion plays a significant role in increasing food security and income for the poor farmers of Ethiopia. Data for the study were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data were generated by household su...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  190 engagements | 

  • 174. DETERMINANTS OF WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES AMONG...

    » AbstractWomen play a very significant role in agricultural production in Ethiopiaby contributing between 40 60 per cent of labour to agricultural production.Despite this, rural women farmers in Ethiopia including Yilmanadensadistrict rarely enjoy extension services and have little contact with extensionservice organizations. The low participation of women farmers inagricultural extension services ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  179 engagements | 

  • 175. MODELING DETERMINANTS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION COOPERATIVES’ PERFORMANCE IN ...

    » Abstract The purpose of this article is to identify the fundamental factors that are key determinants in promoting effective operation of Agricultural Production Cooperatives (APCs). A theoretical framework “determinants of APCs’ performance” was used to analyze the links between the webs of factors. A survey method was used to collect data from two southern provinces in Iran. Da...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  208 engagements | 

  • 176. DETERMINANTS OF USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AMONG EXTENSION PROFESSIONALS IN S...

    » Abstract Opportunities to share and providing access to agricultural information at a much faster pace to a wider audience through a variety of user friendly platforms can be achieved through the use of social media. This study investigated use of social media platforms among extension professionals in Southwest, Nigeria. Two hundred and five respondents were selected through multistage sampling a...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  232 engagements | 

  • 177. IN VITRO AND IN VIVO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF A NOVEL GLYCYLCYCLINE, THE 9-T-...

    » ABSTRACT The 9 t butylglycylamido derivative of minocycline (TBG MINO) is a recently synthesized member of a novel group of antibiotics, the glycylcyclines. This new derivative, like the first glycylcyclines, theN,N dimethylglycylamido derivative of minocycline and 6 demethyl 6 deoxytetracycline, possesses activity against bacterial isolates containing the two major determinants responsible for te...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  160 engagements | 

  • 178. DETERMINANTS OF INTENSIVE CARE UNIT TELEMEDICINE EFFECTIVENESS. AN ETHNOGRAPHIC ...

    » Rationale: Telemedicine is an increasingly common care delivery strategy in the ICU. However, ICU telemedicine programs vary widely in their clinical effectiveness, with some studies showing a large mortality benefit and others showing no benefit or even harm. Objectives: To identify the organizational factors associated with ICU telemedicine effectiveness. Methods: We performed a focused ethnogra...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  191 engagements | 

  • 179. DETERMINANTS OF CROP–LIVESTOCK DIVERSIFICATION IN THE MIXED FARMING SYSTEMS: E...

    » Background This paper devotes to determinants of crop–livestock diversification in the mixed farming systems in the Gudo Beret watershed, central highlands of Ethiopia. In the highland agro ecologies, the mixed farming dominated agriculture is persistently confronted with food insecurity, feed scarcity and land degradation. During heavy rains or drought periods, farmers become vulnerable to ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  176 engagements | 

  • 180. INCOME AND CROP DIVERSIFICATION AMONG FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN A RURAL AREA OF NORT...

    » Abstract Income and crop diversification have been identified as essential strategies for raising income and reducing rural poverty. Both strategies were analyzed based on empirical data collected from rural households. The analysis was done using the Simpson Index of Diversity (SID) and Ordinary least square (OLS) regression analysis. The results revealed that diversification into a number of inc...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  276 engagements | 

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