Journal of  Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 3 (10), pp.
October 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 



Manuscript Number: 071113717


Challenges Facing

Agricultural Extension A
gents in Disseminating
Climate Change Innovations to Farmers: Insight from
Anambra State, Nigeria


Obiora C. J.


Department of Agricultural
Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.



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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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