Alamu et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 203-208, 2018. ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Article Manuscript Number: 052316096 (DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.052316096) Influence of Agricultural Extension Delivery on Adoption of Fruit Crop Technologies: A Case Study of Ogbomoso Mango Production ALAMU O.1, OSEWA S.O.1 and SANGOTEGBE N.S.2 1Extension and Linkages Department, National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology PMB 5382 Moor Plantation Ibadan, Nigeria. 2Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria. Abstract Influence of the agricultural extension delivery on the adoption of mango production technologies in Oyo State was evaluated. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents. A well-structured questionnaire was used to obtain information in the study areas.Ten (10) respondents were randomly selected from each of the eight villages in the Zone. Socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and the level of adoption were also determined. Result of the analysis revealed that majority (90%) of the respondents are married and of Christian faith (78.8%). A majority (87.5%) of the respondents specialized in crop farming. They admitted having had contact with extension agents and low level of adoption of the disseminated technologies. Majority (78.8%) of the respondents involved in the cultivation of Ogbomoso mango. The test of hypotheses showed that there was no significant relationship between educational attainment and the adoption of technological innovation (r= 7.041, p= 0.317). However, there was a significant relationship between the farming experience of the respondents and the adoption of the technological innovation (r= 13.054, p= 0.042). Keywords: mango, adoption, innovation, cultivation, incentives Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Post-Review Page] References Adebayo, K. and Idowu,T. A. (2000).The aftermath of the withdrawal of the World Bank counterpart funding for the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme in Nigeria, Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Vol. 17(2/3) pp. 79-93. Arokoyo, T. (1998). Agricultural Technology Development and Dissemination: A Case of Ghana and Nigeria Experiences. Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen. Aworh, O.C. and Olorunda, A.O. (1981). Post- harvest losses of perishable fruits and vegetables in Nigeria.Proceedings of the National Conference of Agriculture. Port Harcourt 3–8 May,1981. Ekong, E.E. (2003). An introduction to Rural Sociology, Uyo. Dov Educational Publishers, pp 201-202. FAO (2008). State of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Nigeria. A Country Report. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 82pp Idachaba, F.S. (2005). Agricultural and Rural Development in Nigeria. The policy perspective. A text of convocation Lecture Delivered at K.S.U. Anyigba on 11th March 2005 pp 3 – 4. Mijindadi, N.B. (1992). Agricultural Extension Service approaches in Africa. Emerging Issues and Lessons from Nigeria’s Experiences. Paper Presented at the Conference of African Farm Management Association, Held at Harare, Zimbabwe Oyebanji, O.O. (1994). The Development of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria, Agricultural Extension in Africa. Vol. 2. Proceedings of an International Workshop. Yaounde, Cameroun. Post Bus, AJ Wageningen. The Netherlands: Technical Centre for Agric & Rural Dev. p. 240. Romain, H.R. (2001). Crop Production in Tropical Africa. Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIC) Brussels, Belgium 1640 pp. Solomon, O. (2008). Small scale oil palm farmer’s perception of organic agriculture in Imo State, Nigeria, Journal of Environmental Extension. 7: 67-71. World Bank (1995). Nigeria and the World Bank: Learning from the fast, looking to the future. The World Bank, Washington DC.