Cocoa-Farmers’ Preferred Training Schedule on Good Agricultural Practices in Ondo State, Nigeria

  • Abiodun Oladele Akinmolafe Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Adedayo Olufemi Ajayi Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Abstract

The study examined cocoa farmers’ preferred training schedule on good agricultural practices (GAP) in Ondo State, Nigeria. A total of 294 cocoa farmers were sampled through a multi-stage sampling procedure. Data were collected on respondents’ personal and socio-economic characteristics, perceived knowledge level in selected cocoa production management practices, method of training, form of training, venue of training, time of the year (month) for training and medium of expression. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and percentage. The study revealed that cocoa farmers can read and write Yoruba language (86.1%), the majority (75.6%) had between 6 – 17 years of formal education, and 60.9% were participating in religious organization. Cocoa farmers preferred practical demonstration method of training (85.4%) and training in groups (96.6%). They also preferred training at farm site (83.0%) as well as using the local dialect (60.9%) as medium of communication. Any training for cocoa farmers should be designed using practical demonstration and small plot adaptive technique.

Author Biography

Adedayo Olufemi Ajayi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Agricultural Extension and Rural sociology; Professor
Published
2022-01-10
How to Cite
AKINMOLAFE, Abiodun Oladele; AJAYI, Adedayo Olufemi. Cocoa-Farmers’ Preferred Training Schedule on Good Agricultural Practices in Ondo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 71-81, jan. 2022. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <http://aesonnigeria.org/ajm/index.php/jae/article/view/3052>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods