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2013
Odongo, DA; Mugivane OFMF;. Information and Communication Technologies and agricultural knowledge.; 2013. Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of ICTs among smallholder farmers and extension agent for knowledge management, and compare the situation in peri-urban and rural settings. The study was carried out in two districts of Kenya, one representing the rural setting and the other representing the peri-urban setting. Data were collected using semi-structured questionnaires and key informant interviews in both districts. A total of 200 questionnaires were administered to smallholder farmers in both districts; the government extension agents from the Ministry of Agriculture were interviewed in both districts, as well as the non-government extension agents who included NGOs, and private companies. An independent samples t-test analysis was conducted to compare the use of ICT for farmers in peri-urban and rural settings. There was no significant difference in use of ICTs among smallholder farmers in periurban and rural settings. It emerged that most of the famers use mobile phones for communication and sharing but not for acquiring information and knowledge, despite the development of recent technologies enabling the access of agricultural knowledge through mobile phones. There was a significant difference in access to internet and television programmes between the two settings, and it was also established that although radio programmes are the widely used form of ICT, they are still a challenge when it comes to ease of access due to inconsistency and poor timing of the programmes. The widely used form of knowledge dissemination by the extension agents is face to face, and group meetings. There is very limited use of ICTs to disseminate in extension information. There is therefore need to create more awareness about the new ICT based technologies developed for the famers, as well as capacity building and training on how to use these technologies.

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2006
Mugivane FI, Ogara WO. "Prospects and constraints facing women small-scale dairy farmers in Vihiga district, Western Kenya.". 2006. Abstract

One of the major constraints to increased dairy production is lack of adequate feed. The Government of Kenya has encouraged the development of forage technology for adoption to address this constraint. The low adoption has been due to inappropriate technologies and cost of forage production. Data used in the analysis were collected from farmers in Vihiga and Sabatia division of Vihiga District, Western Kenya. Both on-farm experimental and formal survey data were utilized. A sample of 180 farmers was randomly selected using systematic sampling techniques. Cost Benefit analysis was done using Cost-Benefit Ratio (CBR) and Net Present Value (NPV) while regression analysis techniques were used to estimate optimal nutrient levels. The results of the Cost-Benefit analysis showed most forage technologies were economically viable to adopt. Farmers also ranked highly forage technologies with high economic returns. Based on these findings, research and extension of forage use should emphasise evaluation of forage production technologies as an aid to increasing dairy production and surplus stock food for sale.

INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "Mugivane Fred I prospect and constraints facing women small-scale Dairy Farmersin Vihiga District western Kenya Journal of commonwealth veterinary Association, July 2006. Volume 22 No.2 PP2 22.". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 2006.
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1999
Mugivane F. "Women Performance in Livestock technology transfer in Vihiga,Kenya." The Kenya Veterinarian. 1999;24.
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "1999: Ph.D in Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension and Marketing University of Nairobi/Mississippi State University.". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1999.
1998
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "Mugivane, Fred I. 1998. Benefits and Constraints of Zero-Grazing Dairy Production by Small Holder Farm Women groups. Submitted: Discovery and Innovation: AA/MSS/1626.". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1998.
1995
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "Mugivane Fred I. 1995. Approach to participatory community .". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1995.
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1993
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "Mugivane Fred I. 1993. A comparison of the Homeless in Nairobi Kenya and Nashville, TN, USA African Urban Quarterly volume & Nos. 3 and 4 of August and November, 1993.". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1993.
1992
1987
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "1987: Msc. Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Tennessee State University Nashville.". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1987.
INUANI DRMUGIVANEFRED. "Singh Surrendra, Mugivane, F.I. 1987. .". In: The Academic Journal of Daystar university. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1987.

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