Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics &amp; Sociology (ISSN:&nbsp;2320-7027)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJAEES/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Agricultural Extension, Economics &amp; Sociology research’. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociolo) (Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociolo) Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:39:45 +0000 OJS 60 Analysis of Seasonal Pattern and Variation of Rice Prices in Tanzania <p>The objective of this paper was to study Tanzania’s rice sector, regarding the seasonal behavior of wholesale rice prices in the Mbeya Region. It’s considered that price is the most crucial variable in the farmer’s decision making. The classical multiplicative model was employed in the analysis of monthly time-series data from 2004 to 2018 to verify if there were changes in the seasonal variation pattern. The data were obtained from the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Marketing in Tanzania. According to the results, rice prices seem to have followed a consistent and logical pattern around their annual average, in spite of increased uncertainty and variability in the overall Tanzania grains markets. The months of November to May were the best month for selling rice as the seasonal variation indexes were highest, above 100%; thus, farmers would gain more by storing rice during the harvest period for future sales. On the consumer side, the best month for purchasing rice was from June to October, which is harvest season. Knowledge of these rice price patterns and the risk levels of specific months can be useful to producers and purchasers as they develop their annual marketing plans.</p> Mgale Yohana James, Yan Yunxian ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Socioeconomic Profile of Fish Farmers of Telangana and Usage of Mobile Apps <p>This study assessed the socioeconomic profile of fish farmers of Telangana and usage of mobile apps by them. An interview schedule was designed to assess the socioeconomic profile and to compile information on usage of mobile phones. Information was collected about age, income, fisheries experience, farm size, production, species cultivated and constraints faced by farmers. Information on mobile phone usage was studied through possession of mobile phone/smart phone, usage of mobile phones, usage of mobile apps, awareness of agriculture/fisheries apps and attitude towards usage of apps related to fisheries. Farmers’ attitude towards mobile app related to fish culture was also studied. Results indicated that farmers’ age was in the range of 35-50 years. Yearly income was in the range 2-5 lakhs. They had fish farming experience between 15-30 years. Majority had pond size of &lt;1 hectare and fish production was between 1-2 tonnes/hectare. It was found that all the farmers used smart phones. Most common apps used by farmers were WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and State Bank of India personal banking app. It was found that farmers were not aware of any mobile apps related to fisheries and aquaculture and thus usage was also not reported. However, they had a positive attitude towards usage of a mobile app related to fisheries. This study recommends development of mobile apps for fish farmers in a participatory manner which will be useful in disseminating information.&nbsp; Based on farmers’ needs a mobile app Matsya Kiran was developed.&nbsp;</p> Kiranmayi Dhenuvakonda, Arpita Sharma, K. Pani Prasad, Rama Sharma ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000