American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among Agricultural Extension Workers in Southwest Ethiopia

    Getahun Kassa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 112-117
    Received: 24 July 2016
    Accepted: 1 August 2016
    Published: 7 September 2016
    Abstract: This study assessed the level of job satisfaction and the factors associated with it among agricultural extension workers (DAs) in South West Ethiopia. Primary data were collected by using structured questionnaire from 170 DAs selected by using simple random sampling technique. DAs’ job satisfaction was measured on an ordered 5-point Likert scale. ... Show More
  • Prospects and Challenges of Agricultural Mechanization in Oromia Regional State-Ethiopia, Policy Perspectives

    Tamrat Gebiso Challa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 118-127
    Received: 11 August 2016
    Accepted: 25 August 2016
    Published: 12 September 2016
    Abstract: The use of agricultural mechanization technologies is equally important in boosting agricultural outputs as that of other biological technologies. To realize this number of stakeholders was involved in doing research, multiplication, importing, disseminating technologies and other activities of extension service for farmers whether it is in organiz... Show More
  • PELIS Forestry Programme as a Strategy for Increasing Forest Cover and Improving Community Livelihoods: Case of Malava Forest, Western Kenya

    Agevi Humphrey, Mwendwa Kaleb Adamba, Koros Hillary, Mulinya Carolyne, Kawawa Rashid Calvince, Kimutai Donald Kipruto, Wabusya Moses, Khanyufu Mercy, Jawuoro Stanely

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 128-135
    Received: 14 August 2016
    Accepted: 26 August 2016
    Published: 9 October 2016
    Abstract: Plantation Establishment and Livelihood Improvement Scheme (PELIS) is a scheme introduced after enactment of the Forest Act, 2005. It is a governance scheme by Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to help increase forest cover and restore degraded forests in the country. Forest adjacent communities (FAC) benefit from the scheme where they allocated plots upo... Show More
  • Assessment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Mangrove Forest Soil at Awat-Awat Lawas Sarawak

    Seca Gandaseca, Ahmad Mustapha Mohamad Pazi, Muhammad Nazrin Syafiq Zulkipli, Ahmad Hanafi Hamzah, Pakhriazad Hassan Zaki, Arifin Abdu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 136-139
    Received: 15 November 2015
    Accepted: 6 January 2016
    Published: 11 October 2016
    Abstract: Despite few studies of forest health and environmental conditions of mangrove forest in Sarawak, the data was not sufficient to facilitate baseline data and direct comparison of mangrove forest health obtained for mangrove forest in Awat-Awat, Lawas, Sarawak. The objectives of the study were to determine the total N and available P concentration in... Show More