1. Assessment of Fish Biodiversity in Oni River, Ogun State, Nigeria

Obe Bernardine Wuraola; Jenyo-Oni Adetola

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 107-113

Abstract
  For the purpose of sustainable exploitation of the fishery resources of Oni River, Ogun State, Nigeria, the fish biodiversity assessment was carried out. This was conducted by enumerating and identifying fish species composition, measuring the fish length, fish weight, assessing the fish abundance and ...  Read More

2. Comparative Analysis of Economic Efficiency between Low and High External Input Technology Agriculture in a Harsh Macroeconomic Environment of Imo State, Nigeria

S.O. Anyanwu

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 115-122

Abstract
  The study compared economic efficiency among smallholder farmers who practiced low external input technology [LEIT] and high external input technology [HEIT] agriculture in a harsh macroeconomic environment typified by inadequate fertilizer subsidy in Imo State, Nigeria. Cross sectional data generated ...  Read More

3. Livestock Marketing Decisions Among Pastoral Communities: The Influence of Cattle Rustling in Baringo District, Kenya

Kaimba George Kinyua; Guliye Abdi Yakub; Njehia Bernard Kamau; Hillary Kiplangat Bett

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 123-137

Abstract
  The study sought to determine whether pastoralists have resorted to sale of livestock as a form of insurance against commercialization of cattle rustling in which well structured and managed cartels have organised more intense and frequent cattle raids on pastoralist, and how their decisions have affected ...  Read More

4. Needs Assessment Competencies: Are They Important for Extension Educators?

Nav R. Ghimire; Robert A. Martin

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 139-155

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of eleven professional competencies related to needs assessment and program development; a secondary purpose was to identify the best time these competencies should be learned. The study followed a survey research design, in which 441 randomly ...  Read More

5. Teaching Methods and Tools Used In Food Safety Extension Education Programs in the North Central Region of the United States

Vikram Swaroop Chandra Koundinya; Robert A. Martin

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 157-167

Abstract
  One of the ways to ensure food safety is to educate the public. Of the organizations providing food safety education in the United States (U.S.), the Cooperative Extension System (CES) is one of the most reliable. The effectiveness CES programs depends not only on what is being taught but also on how ...  Read More

6. Pursuing International Competitiveness in Iranian Wheat Policy

S.S. Hosseini; M. Torshizi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 169-179

Abstract
  After the war with Iraq which ended in 1988, Iran implemented several agricultural support policies based on Five-Year National Development Plans. The main objective of these plans in the agriculture sector was to make the agricultural economy more market-oriented and to encourage sustainable agriculture. ...  Read More

7. Future Prospects of Iran, U.S and Turkey's Pistachio Exports

Mohammad Reza Pakravan; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 181-188

Abstract
  In this study, the situation of Iran, U.S and Turkey's Pistachio export is investigated. to this purpose, Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) Index is calculated based on Agricultural and total economy export, separately, then forecasted by using Auto- Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) approached, ...  Read More