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C Karthikeyan – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • evaluating the effectiveness of expert system for performing Agricultural Extension Services in india
    Expert Systems With Applications, 2009
    Co-Authors: S Sivakami, C Karthikeyan

    Abstract:

    This research study was carried out to assess the effect of using expert system on the performance and decision making skill of the Extension personnel. The study concludes that there was an enhancement in decision making skill and performance of the Extension personnel after using the expert system on maize. It is feasible to use an expert system as a decision support tool for transfer of Agricultural technologies to the farming community.

Firafis Haile – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • factors affecting women farmers participation in Agricultural Extension Services for improving the production in rural district of dendi west shoa zone ethiopia
    International Journal of Agricultural Research Sustainability and Food Sufficiency (IJARSFS), 2016
    Co-Authors: Firafis Haile

    Abstract:

    This study was designed to investigate the factors affecting women farmers Agricultural Extension Services consisting of production related information in improving the production of farmers in Dendi district. Required data were collected from three kebele’s of Dendi district from 120 randomly selected households (60 participants and 60 nonparticipants female headed), 10 in-depth interviews with key informants and eight focus group discussions. The data were entered in SPSS software and organized in tables and figures and further described and analyzed following descriptive statistics, bivariate correlation, and multiple linear regression analysis procedure chi-square test, independent sample t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). In order to test the significance of association between dependent and explanatory variables, i.e. co-efficients (unstandardized beta) t-test has been used when ever required. Tests of significances have been decided at P ≤ 0.1 levels. The result of the regression model revealed that marital status, age of farmers access to market, access to credit and contacts with Agricultural Extension agent’s increases women’s’ participation to Agricultural Extension service.. Age, educational level, family member less than 64 years old, use of improved seed, and knowledge and attitude on Agricultural Extension Service (AEAS) for income were found significantly influencing the index of all respondents’ and male headed farmers’ diet diversification function. On the other hand, farming experience was found significantly influencing the index of female headed farmers’ participation on rural women’s to Agricultural Extension service. Therefore, it was recommended that women’s in Agricultural Extension service programmes be sustained and encouraged by Dendi woreda Agricultural office.

  • factors affecting women farmers participation in Agricultural Extension Services for improving the production in rural district of dendi west shoa zone ethiopia
    Journal of Culture Society and Development, 2016
    Co-Authors: Firafis Haile

    Abstract:

    This study Investigated the factors affecting women farmers Agricultural  Extension  Services consisting of  production related  information in improving the production capacity  of  farmers  in  Dendi  district.  Required data were collected from three kebele’s of Dendi district from 120 randomly selected households (60 participants and 60 non-participants female headed), 10 in-depth interviews with key informants and eight focus group discussions. The data were entered in SPSS software and organized in tables and figures and further  described  and  analyzed  following descriptive  statistics, bivariate correlation,  and  multiple  linear  regression analysis procedure chi-square test, independent sample t-test and one-way analysis of variance(ANOVA).  The result of the regression model revealed that marital status, age of farmers access to market,  access  to  credit  and  contacts  with  Agricultural  Extension  agent’s increases women’s’ participation to Agricultural Extension service..  Age, educational  level,  family  member  less  than  64  years  old,  use  of  improved  seed,  and  knowledge  and  attitude  on  Agricultural  Extension  Service  (AEAS)  for  income were found significantly influencing the index of all respondents’ and male headed farmers’ diet  diversification  function. On the other hand, farming experience was found significantly influencing the index of female headed farmers’ participation on rural women’s to Agricultural Extension service. Therefore, it was recommended that women in Agricultural Extension service programmes be sustained and encouraged by Dendi woreda Agricultural office. Keywords: Extension service Binary logit, Constraints, Policy makers.

Ali Alsharafat – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • attitudes of vegetable farmers towards public Agricultural Extension Services
    American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 2012
    Co-Authors: Tala Qtaishat, Ali Alsharafat

    Abstract:

    Among vegetable farmers in Jordan, there are conflicting attitudes towards the Extension activities provided by the public sector. Some farmers accept and adopt the recommendations of these activities; on the other hand, some people are not satisfied and consider these activities a waste of time for both the farmers and the government. This situation has serious impacts on the quality, duration and efficiency of the Extension activities provided by government related agencies. Also, the situation will end in providing low-quality Agricultural Extension Services to the farmers or providing these Services in a non-productive manner. The actual attitudes of vegetable farmers towards Public Agricultural Extension Services (PAES) in the Dear Alla Area of Jordan were investigated in this study. A total of 80 vegetable farmers were selected for the study. A questionnaire consisting of two main parts was used for data collection; the first part was related to personal and socio-economic characteristics of the sample individuals. The second part was related to Extension activities. A five-point Likert-type scale was used as an instrument to gather primary data. The farmers rated their attitudes toward Public Agricultural Extension Services (PAES) through 10 statements related carefully to the Public Agricultural Extension Services. Data analysis was done in two sections, consisting of data description and data inferential analysis. The results of the study revealed that the farmers’ overall attitude towards the public Agricultural Extension activities was negative. The farmers’ attitudes according to age, experience, educational level and frequency and type of contact with public Extension Services were also negative. The negative attitude of the participant farmers towards the Public Agricultural Extension Services means that the farmers were not satisfied with these Services. Identifying the sources and types of public Extension programs, the provision of legal and policy framework, farmer’ participation, the determination of public Extension functions, providing skilled manpower and networking and enhancing the capabilities of public Extension service providers may aid in changing the farmers’ attitudes towards the Public Agricultural Extension Services to be positive.