International Journal of Agriculture and Nutrition
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Perceived relevance of extension methods used to disseminate faro-44 rice variety to rice farmers in Kogi state, Nigeria
Ebenehi O, Ahmed TA
This study examined the perception of farmers as regards the relevance of extension methods used to disseminate FARO-44 rice variety in Ibaji local Government Area of Kogi state, Nigeria. Objectives were to; determine the method used to disseminate FARO-44 rice variety and examine the level of adoption of FARO-44 rice variety. Random sampling technique was used in the selection of a total of 120 respondents for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and mean score. Result demonstration was found to be the most reliable method used to disseminate Faro-44 rice variety, with frequency of 65% and a mean score of 2.43. The study shows that majority of the respondents (99.2%) were aware of FARO-44 rice variety. Results from the study also revealed that, the adoption rate of Faro-44 rice variety by the farmers was high at 73%. The result also shows that the Extension Agents in the study area used mostly the result demonstration method in disseminating the FARO-44 rice variety to the farmers in the study area. This study, therefore recommends that, extension agents should be encouraged to sustain and improve on the use of result demonstration method in disseminating all new technologies and innovation as this study has shown that, the method is very reliable and capable of increasing and sustaining adoption rate of new technologies among other teaching methods in the study area.