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MANAGE is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India (GoI) established in response to the challenges of agricultural extension in a rapidly growing and diverse agriculture sector. The mandate of MANAGE is to assist Government of India and State Governments/UTs to help improve delivery mechanisms in agriculture and allied sectors through need-based changes in policies and programs, and also by way of improving the knowledge, skills and attitude of extension personnel. The Institute focuse [...]

The paper analyses the impact of Commodity Based Associations (CBAs), grassroot level autonomous registered bodies established around a single enterprise, on income enhancement, employment generation and social status of the member producers. The results revealed that, the mean annual net income of the members before their participation in CBAs was Rs. 55,171 which rose to Rs. 70,378 after the ...

SUBJECT: generation and social status; impact; annual net income; commodity based associations; employment

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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An understanding of the determinants and causes of food insecurity is important for interventions aiming at minimizing food insecurity. Therefore, this study was conducted to measure the determinants of food security in the case of Tach Gayintworeda, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia. Interventions aimed at planning and reducing food insecurity at microlevel need information on the causes of foo ...

SUBJECT: education; ethiopia; production; oxen; land

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Urban farming is now seen as a way to nutritional security of the burgeoning city masses and a means to daily sustenance. Most of the population in the cities have started practising agriculture on the spaces available to them. Urban agriculture is catching up in most of the Indian cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune etc. In Hyderabad as well, increased access to info ...

SUBJECT: information and impact; urban farming

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Drivers of land use change were captured by the use of DPSIR model where Drivers (D) represented human needs, Pressures (P), human activities, State (S), the ecosystem, Impact (I) services from the ecosystem and Response (R), the decisions taken by land users. Land sat MSS and Land sat ETM+ (path 185, row 31) were used in this study. The Land sat ETM+ image (June 1987, May, 2000 and July, 2014 ...

SUBJECT: watershed; geographic; land use; landsat imagery; land cover change

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Weather vagaries, inconsistent government policies and market imperfections make things difficult for smallholder farmers to predict the future with certainty, thus, there is a need to understand their behavior towards risk. It is in the light of this that this study was conceptualized to determine risk attitudes of rice farmers participating in IFAD-VCD programme in Niger State of Nigeria. Cr ...

SUBJECT: ifad; niger state; farmers; risk attitude; safety-approach model

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Women play a very significant role in agricultural production in Ethiopia by contributing between 40-60 per cent of labour to agricultural production. Despite this, rural women farmers in Ethiopia including Yilmanadensa district rarely enjoy extension services and have little contact with extension service organizations. The low participation of women farmers in agricultural extension services ...

SUBJECT: participation; yilmanadensa district; agricultural extension services; ethiopia; rural women

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Agriculture based Sericulture industry can be seen as an effective socioeconomic tool for inclusive growth and for creation of gainful employment to the rural and unemployed youth which helps to uplift the socio-economic status of small and marginal farmers. Compared to agricultural crops, sericulture provides round the year employment and higher income to the rural entrepreneurs. Most of the ...

SUBJECT: andhra pradesh; sericulture; anantapur; training

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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Amrita Sadivaiyal Vyavasayam Kulu, a group comprising of twenty farmers, belonging to the tribal community of Irulas, initiated organic farming at Sadivaiyal, a tribal hamlet in the suburbs of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This paper explores the case of organic agriculture in a tribal village in Tamil Nadu. Amrita SeRVe is an initiative launched by the Mata Amritanadamayi Math. One of its main obje ...

SUBJECT: panchagavya; sustainable development; mulching; tamil; bhavani rice

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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The international development community has recognized that agriculture is an engine of growth and poverty reduction in countries where it is the main occupation of the poor. However, the agriculture sector in many developing countries is underperforming, in part, because women, who represent a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy through their roles as farmers, laborers and e ...

SUBJECT: agricultural activities; farm women; knowledge

POSTED TO: Journal of Agricultural Extension Management

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