Perception of Farmers on Extension Services in North Western Part of Nigeria: The Case of Farming Households in Kano State


This study was conducted to determine the perception of farmers on extension services of ADP in Kano state of Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used, in which three local governments were randomly selected. Secondly, three wards (divisions under local government) from the selected local governments (Danbatta, Gaya and Madobi) were randomly selected. Thirdly, three villages (one from each ward) were selected. The total number of sample respondent was 120, i.e. 40 farming households from each village. The data collected were analyzed with SPSS using descriptive statistics, and Likert scale. The results revealed that, farmers of 35 years of age and below have the highest percentage and 105 out of 120 farmers interviewed were found to be literate. The farmers ranked radio as first extension methods, followed by farm and home visit. Finally, to satisfy their need, farmers should be involved in planning and implementation of extension service.

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Ibrahim, H. , Zhou, J. , Li, M. and Chen, Q. (2014) Perception of Farmers on Extension Services in North Western Part of Nigeria: The Case of Farming Households in Kano State. Journal of Service Science and Management, 7, 57-62. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2014.72006.

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