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Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 692-696, October 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

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


Abstract:

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.

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