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This article describes the work of a non-governmental organization in Malawi that is extending the reach of agricultural extension across the country by embracing modern technology (DVDs and mobile phones) and engaging young people.

Author(s)
Mkoka, C.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, No.194, pp 24-25

This dossier focuses on the potential of agricultural digitalisation to facilitate women's economic empowerment in Africa. It highlights examples of how digital technologies are facilitating women's access to services such as legal advice and veterinary services.

Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, No.192, pp 17-28

This article reports on a legal advisory service offered via mobile phones to women farmers in Uganda. The SMS service helps women to understand and defend their rights, particularly with regard to land ownership.

Author(s)
Bafana, B.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, No.192, pp 26-28

Field experiments were conducted to evaluate the yield response of Theehtutyin rice variety to application of rice straw and potassium fertilizer and to determine the appropriate rate of potassium for rice in Mrauk U and Kyauktaw townships, Rakhine State. Two levels of rice straw (0 and 5 t ha-1)...

Author(s)
Khin Thet Maw; Kyaw Kyaw Win; Kyi Toe; Ei Phyu Win
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 1-7

The experiments were conducted in the glasshouse and field of Sugarcane Research and Development Farm, Pyinmana to evaluate the effect of seed cane treatments on sugarcane germination and cane yield of K-95/84 variety in two planting methods from 2015-2016. At first, the glasshouse experiment was...

Author(s)
Khaing Tha Zin Oo; Aung Myo Thant; Kyaw Kyaw Win; Kyi Toe
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 8-13

The experiments were conducted to evaluate the yield performance of the inbred and hybrid rice varieties under alternate wetting and drying (AWD), to compare the water productivity of rice varieties under AWD condition and to investigate the water saving percent in different rice varieties under...

Author(s)
Phone Thidar Aung; Kyaw Kyaw Win; Swe Swe Mar; Phyu Thaw Tun; Khin Mar Htay
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 14-20

The study was conducted in Maubin and Daik U Townships during 2015 to analyze profitability and labor use efficiency of different rice varieties with different sowing methods of broadcasting (DSR) and transplanting (TPR). Primary data were collected through a set of structured questionnaires. Four...

Author(s)
Chan Myae Lwin; Shwe Mar Than; Aung Phyo; Cho Cho San
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 21-31

This study investigated income sources and profitability of rice production among male and female-headed households. Eighty-three male-headed households and fifty-five female-headed households were selected from Maubin and Daik U Townships by using purposive random sampling method. The results...

Author(s)
Thandar Win; Cho Cho San; Thida Than; Soe Win
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 40-48

Climate change affects both on seasonal and on perennial crops production, however, obviously affects more on seasonal crop production. Central dry zone is said to be very vulnerable to climate change. This study was conducted to analyze income diversification, to point out the important role of...

Author(s)
Thadar Htwe; Shwe Mar Than; Nang Ei Mon The; Cho Cho San
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 49-56

Two consecutive field experiments were conducted at the Farm of Heho State Agricultural Institute (SAI), Kalaw Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, to study the effect of cowdung manure application with urea on growth and yield of cabbage (crown variety). The first experiment was carried out in...

Author(s)
Soe Yu Nwe; Soe Soe Thein; Kyaw Ngwe; Aung Naing Oo; Kyaw Kyaw Win
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 57-64

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