Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 692-696, October 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 071113717
Challenges Facing Agricultural Extension Agents in Disseminating Climate Change Innovations to Farmers: Insight from Anambra State, Nigeria
Obiora C. J.
Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Email: chyjoy_obiora @ yahoo.com
The study investigated the challenges which agricultural
extension agents in Anambra State face with regards to the
dissemination of climate change innovations to farmers. A
sample of sixty (60) respondents randomly selected was used
for the study. Data were collected using structured
questionnaire and analyzed with percentage and factor
analysis. Statistical analysis of the data shows that the
mean age of the respondents was forty seven (47) years. The
majority (43%) of the respondents were HND/BSc Degree
holders and have spent a mean year of 22 in the State ADP.
The challenges facing the respondents range from manpower
(-.067), organizational (0.54) to poor motivational (0.65)
problems. The work recommends adequate capacity building for
the workers in the area of climate change. Further, there is
need to incorporate climate change subject matter specialist
in the state ADP.
Keywords: Challenges, agricultural extension agents, climate change, Anambra State.