Public And Private Extension Services Delivery To Cassava Farmers In Sanniquellie And Saclepea Mahn Districts In Nimba County, Liberia

ABSTRACT

Public and private extension providers have been assisting farmers in Liberia

but there has been no study done on services they deliver to cassava farmers.

The purpose of the study therefore was to investigate the delivery system of

public and private extension services on cassava farmers. The study used

quantitative survey in which 318 proportionately randomly sampled cassava

farmers in the Sanniquellie and Saclepea Mahn Districts were interviewed

using an interview schedule.. The study revealed that the farmers were

characterized by male dominance, large household sizes and married famers

who have low level of education but vast cassava farming experiences.

Majority (88.6%) of the cassava famers under public and private extension

services were in their active working ages. Major sources of agricultural

information were neighbouring farmers (88.4%), radio (86.8%) and other

farmers outside their neighbourhood (71.4%). Nearly every farmer obtains

their planting materials from their own saving (95.3%), relatives (94.0%) and

other cassava producers (69.1%). Farmers receiving public and private

extension regarded their involvement in extension services as very low,

though public extension farmers were significantly more involved than the

private. The level of adoption of improved cassava technologies by both

public and private extension farmers was low. The perceived impact of

extension services on farmers was regarded as low, but public extension was

perceived to have a significantly higher impact on cassava farmers than

private extension.

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APA

LAH, M (2021). Public And Private Extension Services Delivery To Cassava Farmers In Sanniquellie And Saclepea Mahn Districts In Nimba County, Liberia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/public-and-private-extension-services-delivery-to-cassava-farmers-in-sanniquellie-and-saclepea-mahn-districts-in-nimba-county-liberia

MLA 8th

LAH, MERCY "Public And Private Extension Services Delivery To Cassava Farmers In Sanniquellie And Saclepea Mahn Districts In Nimba County, Liberia" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/public-and-private-extension-services-delivery-to-cassava-farmers-in-sanniquellie-and-saclepea-mahn-districts-in-nimba-county-liberia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

LAH, MERCY . "Public And Private Extension Services Delivery To Cassava Farmers In Sanniquellie And Saclepea Mahn Districts In Nimba County, Liberia". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/public-and-private-extension-services-delivery-to-cassava-farmers-in-sanniquellie-and-saclepea-mahn-districts-in-nimba-county-liberia >.

Chicago

LAH, MERCY . "Public And Private Extension Services Delivery To Cassava Farmers In Sanniquellie And Saclepea Mahn Districts In Nimba County, Liberia" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/public-and-private-extension-services-delivery-to-cassava-farmers-in-sanniquellie-and-saclepea-mahn-districts-in-nimba-county-liberia