Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

An Assessment of the Impact of the District Development Facility (DDF) in the MMDAS: A Case Study of Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region

The study investigated the District Development Facility in the Techiman Municipality and its contribution to development. The study was descriptive using both primary and secondary data. Data was collected from 150 respondents using the questionnaire. Data was analysed using the SPSS. The main objective of the research therefore sought to analyse the concept and contributions of the DDF to the socio-economic development of the Techiman Municipality. The study found that the DDF has...

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF BAUCHI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study examined the participation of women in transformation of agricultural development programme of Bauchi local government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Data were collected from 60 respondents in the study area using structured questionnaire.The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The results shows that 61.7% of the respondents were female, 70% of the respondents were within the age range of (35-45) years and married (78.3%), and (30%...

IDENTIFICATION OF CONSTRAINTS AND EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES INFLUENCING THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS IN OYO AND OGUN STATES NIGERIA

  Abstract: Agricultural extension contributes to improving the welfare of farmers and other stakeholders by providing access to knowledge and information. This has led to increasing emphasis on effective training strategies to develop extension staff competencies. The study therefore focused on identification of constraints and effective educational strategies influencing the professional competencies of extension officers in Oyo and Ogun states Nigeria. Simple random sampling tec...

IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISM

Agricultural Journalism can be described as that part of social activity, which is primarily concerned with the gathering, packaging and reporting of agricultural related news and views to the publics in a timely manner. This is achieved through various media, including Print, electronic (TV and radio), Internet, etc. Agricultural journalism has also been defined a specialized branch of journalism which deals with the techniques of receiving, writing, editing and reporting from infor...

CONTRIBUTION OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CSDP) TO PARTICIPATORY RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA.

The study assessed the contribution of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) to participatory rural development in Ondo State from 2009-2014. Despite the various effort of government to address the problem of rural development in Ondo State, the level of rural amenities has not improved. The objective of the study is to assess the contribution of Community and Social Development Project on Participatory Rural Development in Ondo State. Three hypotheses were formulated for the study....

Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security: Building Bridges between Durable Agricultural Practices and the Markets

ABSTRACTFood security is an essential element of household well-being in a sustainable livelihood. This paper seeks to provide support for investing in smallholder agriculture to achieve food and nutrition security among food insecure households in Nigeria. The paper points to the importance of smallholder agricultural production and development policies in combating vulnerability to food insecurity.  It uses literatures from various sources to explore the extent of vulnerability to f...

ANALYSIS OF DETERMINANTS OF EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTENSION AGENTS IN THE EBONYI STATE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE

ABSTRACTThe study focused on the determinants of effectiveness of extension agents in the Ebonyi State Extension Service. A total of 75 extension agents and 150 contact farmers were used as respondents in the study. Validated questionnaires and interview schedules were used in collecting data from the respondents. Results showed that males (72%) dominated the Ebonyi State Extension Service. The mean age for the extension agents was 38years and the mean annual income was N275, 800. Abou...

Assessment of the Implementation of Advisory Services and Input Support Components by Fadama III Beneficiaries in Oyo State

ABSTRACTThis study aimed at assessing the implementation of advisory services and input support components by Fadama III beneficiaries in Oyo state. The Project Implementation Manual (PIM) of Fadama III advisory services and input support components which involved specific activities the project proposed to execute was being used as a criteria to check the accomplishment of the project as projected. Thus, in determining the gap between ‘what is’ and ‘what ought to be’ benefic...

Nigeria: Positioning Rural Economy for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

Nigeria as nation has over the years engaged in lots of developmental activities without actions which makes achievements to elude the people. Development of societies doesn’t happen in the vacuum. Thus, the adoption of Structural Adjustment Program, SAP, by Nigeria leading to the neglect of the custom periodic National Plan at a time when Nigeria had no structure for development was the beginning of journey to widened inequality and large poverty incidence, depth and severity. To close the...

Causes of child labour in crop production in Ondo State, Nigeria

Abstract: This study analyse the causes of child labour in crop production in Akoko South East Local Government Area, Ondo Nigeria. Specifically, it ascertained the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, ascertained major crop production actives children engages and how often they are involved and reasons for engaging children in crop production was analyzed.A multi-stage technique was used in selecting 110 farmers from 5 communities in Akoko South East Local Government Area. P...

Attitude of farmers towards paying for agricultural extension services in Ondo State, Nigeria.

Abstract: The study was carried out in Ondo States, Nigeria to assess the willingness of farmers to pay for Agricultural extension services. Specifically, it ascertained the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, ascertained farmers sources of information on agricultural innovation and the attitude of farmers towards paying for agricultural extension services was determined.A multi-stage technique was used in selecting 120 farmers. Primary data were collected using interview sc...

As an Extension Agent, How you can Motivate the Rural People to Accept the New Innovation or Package you Brought to them

Extension agent is critical element in all extension activities. If the extension agent is not able to respond to a given situation and function effectively, it does not matter how imaginative the extension approach is or how impressive the supply of inputs and resources for extension work. Indeed, the effectiveness of the extension agent can often determine the success or failure of an extension programme.The extension agent has to work with people in a variety of different ways. It is often...

The perception of Landmark University students on taking farming as a means of future livelihood

                                                                        ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the perception of Landmark University Agricultural Students about farming as a means of future livelihood. A total of 120 students were randomly selected from Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ...

AGRICULTURAL YOUTH SENSITIVE POLICIES: THE WAY FORWARD IN ENHANCING YOUTHS INCLINATION TOWARDS AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACTYouths constitute a formidable force in the agricultural production process, constituting a sizeable proportion of the workforce especially in the rural areas. While their contribution towards attaining food security cannot be underestimated yet their apparent lukewarm attitude towards agriculture is a source of concern. Majority of agricultural policies and programmes formulated in Nigeria do not consider stirring up the interests of youth, this has also made youths to seek employmen...

FOOD SECURITY: A MEANS TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

ABSTRACTNo doubt, no matter the development and height any person can scale, food will always remain relevant. The last thing that will get off anybody’s budget is food. It is a life-long essential and it will remain relevant as long as life remains. The paper exposes how important food security is and how food security can bring about sustainable economy growth. The paper recommends that public policy makers must as a matter of urgency see food security as a vital means to sustainable...


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