Agricultural Science, Engineering and Technology Research
ISSN: 2333-0953 (Online)
Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2016
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Authors: Abudu, S, andIdehen, E.O firstname.lastname@example.org
Agricultural extension technology transfer system largely depends on effective communication techniques with the aim of disseminating information and improved agricultural technologies to the people both in developed and undeveloped countries. Despite the existence of extension institution and technology transfer programmes in almost every developing country, coverage of farm families is still very limited. This is due to low quality of developing countries’ extension programmes and ineffective communication techniques which consequently lead to the underutilization of improved agricultural technologies. It is against thisbackground that this paper examines the use of effective communication techniques in disseminating agricultural extension messages to farmers. Based on the findings, it is concluded that timely and adequate dissemination of improved agricultural technologies requires effective and reliable communication techniques and recommended that the use of radio and cell phones contacts should be given more priority as well as organizing workshops or seminars to sensitize farmers in the use of communication techniques.
Keywords: Effective communication techniques, agricultural extension, technology transfer, Nigeria.
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