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RURAL FISH FARMERS' AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS' ACTIVITIES IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Ogunremi, J. B.; Faturoti, E. O. and Oladele, O. I.

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


The need to improve fish farming through enhanced technology necessitated the focus of this study on Fish farmers' awareness and participation in Agricultural extension agents' activities. A structured questionnaire was administered randomly to 60% of the fish farmers who were registered with the Agricultural Development Programme of Oyo State to give a sample size of 205 fish farmers. Descriptive and inferential statistical tests were used to analyze the data. The study showed that fish farmers are well aware of extension agents' activities, such as farm demonstration, training of group leaders and meetings. Chi-square analysis was used to test the significant relationship of awareness and participation. It was discovered that awareness was significantly related to participation. The study recommends that extension agents should effectively make use of all available means of communication to fish farmers for increase in productivity.

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