Effect of Training and Visit System on Professionalization of Extension Agents in Osun State Agricultural Development Programme of Nigeria

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  • JO Akintonde Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
  • OA Akinboye Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
  • CO Farayola Agricultural Development Management, Department of Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin Kwara State
  • OS Akintola Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13993

Keywords:

Training, Visit, Professionalization, Extension, Nigeria

Abstract

The study was carried out to examine the effect of training and visit system on professionalization of extension agents in Osun State Agricultural Development Programme of Nigeria. Seventy-five data were collected by interviewing extension agents constituted the sample size and were interviewed through the aid of using a well-structured questionnaire and information obtained were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages and person correlation coefficient was used for testing the research hypothesis. The findings revealed that 80% of the respondents were between the age group of 30 -50 years, spent between 10 30 years in service (84%) and are married (98.7%). A large proportion (56%) of the respondents holds higher national diploma in general agriculture, exhibited favorable attitude towards the farmers (93.3%), specials in general agriculture (34.7%) and required training in one or more areas of agriculture (69.3%). Analysis performed shows that all the characteristics had positive relationship with effect of training and visit on professionalization of extension agents except years of service, which had a negative relationship though all characters were statistically insignificant. Hence, the more the numbers of years spent on the job the more experience you would be. Which indicated that personal characteristics of the respondent influenced the professionalization of the extension agents through training and visit system?

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13993

Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech. 2 (1): 37-41, June, 2012

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2013-02-28

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Akintonde, J., Akinboye, O., Farayola, C., & Akintola, O. (2013). Effect of Training and Visit System on Professionalization of Extension Agents in Osun State Agricultural Development Programme of Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology, 2(1), 37–41. https://doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13993

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