Alamu et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 203-208, 2018.
Manuscript Number: 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
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.
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
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