Strategies for Improving Agricultural Extension Service Delivery in Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State

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J. U. Ndem
B. N. Okafor
M. A. Ochijenu
F. Azuuku
L. I. Eni
C. Nwovu
C. N. Edu
C. M. Okpara

Abstract

This study determined the strategies for improving agricultural extension service delivery in Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State Nigeria using three purposes of study. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study was 81 contact farmers and extension agents. Data were collected with questionnaire which was validated by five specialists and analysis using mean statistics and standard deviation. It was discovered that training programmes, provision of essential amenities in the rural areas and incentives to the extension agents improve agricultural extension service delivery. All the hypotheses were accepted at (p < 0.05) level of significance. The researchers recommended that the Government of Ebonyi State should always organize training programmes, provision of essential amenities in the rural areas and incentives to the extension agents. Low productivity of agricultural commodities by rural farmers is as a result of inadequate extension education services which need proactive to ensure adequate extension education services. 

Keywords:
Agriculture, extension, extension agent, education, service delivery, rural farmers.

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Ndem, J. U., Okafor, B. N., Ochijenu, M. A., Azuuku, F., Eni, L. I., Nwovu, C., Edu, C. N., & Okpara, C. M. (2020). Strategies for Improving Agricultural Extension Service Delivery in Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 21(9), 10-21. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2020/v21i930165
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