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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
APPRAISAL OF THE LEVEL OF ATTENTION RECEIVED BY YAM FARMING FROM THE EXTENSION AGENTS IN RIVERS AND IMO STATES, NIGERIA

Authors:
B. A. Odinwa; I. Abali and A. N. Odinwa ,Nigeria

Abstract:
This study appraised the level of attention received by yam farming from extension agents in Rivers and Imo States, Nigeria. Descriptive survey was employed to examine the respondents from the selected extension agencies providing the agricultural services in the two States. A proportionate random sampling was engaged to select five hundred and eighty-seven contact farmers. Data used in this study were obtained through the administration of a planned questionnaire designed in a four point Likert type rating scales. Descriptive statistics such as percentage and weighted mean scores were used to analyze the data, while Z – test was the inferential statistics used to test the hypothesis at 5% level of significance. The findings showed that majority of the respondents in the study areas were middle adult (46 years old), married men (60.80%) and were more of part-time (58%) farmers. It indicated a mean annual income of N150,835.00 for the farmers in the areas of study. It also showed that: planting of improved varieties (M = 3.13), minisett technique for yam production (M = 3.11) and planting crops in rows (GM = 3.10), amidst other practices have received adequate attention in yam farming. However, the same result uncovered harvesting strategies of yam (GM = 2.45), nursery practices in yam production (GM = 2.41), organic farming technique (GM = 1.99) and zero staking (GM = 1.34) as aspects of yam farming that have not received adequate attention in the areas. The study therefore recommended among others that: 1) Government should show more concern and make policies that will favour yam production in these States, 2) Only competent and dedicated extension agents should be employed in the field of agriculture to handle technical extension services especially in yam farming without leaving any part of yam farming untouched in these two States and 3) Let feasible rewards for distinguished extension agents be invoked to encourage hard work among extension agents in these two States.

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