• METHODS OF DISSEMINATING NEW IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES TO FARMERS
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    METHODS OF DISSEMINATING NEW IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES TO FARMERS

    There are three main extension teaching methods. That is, methods used in disseminating new ideas and techniques to farmers are grouped into three classes: Individual method. Group method. Mass method.   a) Individual Method: The individual method includes farm and home visits, aimed at direct contact between farmers and the extension agents. The purpose is to give advice or assistance on a wide range of farm and home problems. In order to succeed, it may require the assistance of volunteer leaders or administrators to arrange meetings so as to develop public relations with organisations and important individuals. Examples of individual methods of disseminating ideas and innovations are: Farm visits. Home…

  • MEANING OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    MEANING OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

    Agricultural extension can be defined in any of the following ways: It is a process whereby modern farming techniques and research findings are taken to the farmers through extension workers and problems of the farmers are taken to research institutions for solution. Agricultural extension is an informal, out – of- school voluntary agricultural education involving the spread or dissemination of information on recent improved development in agriculture from researchers to the farmers through extension agents. Agricultural extension is the process, system or service which assists farmers or farm people through educational procedures in improving farming methods and techniques.   OBJECTIVES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION To help people living in rural areas…

  • PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA

    Many developing countries in West Africa including Nigeria are faced with numerous problems which militate against the development of agriculture. Some of these problems are: (1) Inadequate Land or Land Tenure System Land cannot be pledged, sold or used as collateral by an individual. Those with means, but who are not members of the community, find it difficult to get land for farming activities. That is, non-indigenes of the community cannot acquire land or have access to it. There is tendency to neglect parcels of useful land as no one readily considers it his/her interest to protect it from degradation. It is characterized by litigations and misunderstanding. Mechanized farming cannot…

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