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THE ACTIVITIES OF VILLAGE EXTENSION WORKERS AND FARMERS IN JENKWE DEVELOPMENT AREA OF NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Bello, M.; Ibrahim, H. I.; Okwu, O. J. and Anzaku, T. K. E

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


The study which adopted the survey research design was conducted in Jenkwe Development Area of Nasarawa State with the aim of evaluating the activities of Village Extension Workers (VEWs) and farmers in the area. Structured interview schedule was used to collect data for the study. Random sampling was used to select from the four districts of Jenkwe Development area 96 respondents.Simple statistical tools involving frequency counts and percentage were used to analyze the data. Major results of the study showed that the contact farmers reported varying visits between two to three times in a month; pattern of visits from village extension workers to contact farmers were uniform between the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while Thursday was recorded low by contact farmers. Causes of irregular visits by (VEWs) to contact farmers should be adequately addressed by extension managers of the study area.

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