Welcome to the official website of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON). AESON is a professional association which brings together all practitioners in agricultural extension. From inception since 1992, AESON has facilitated sharing of ideas among Staff of organization and agencies implementing agricultural extension and related programmes (Public, Private, Donors, Banks & NGOs) National agricultural research institutes (NARIs) Federal, State, Local Government agricultural parastatal. Farmers, Academics, and Students. AESON collaborates with Who is who in agricultural extension practice and development in Nigeria, African and the World. This is done through our regular annual conference. Every year, presentations from the conferences are further collated into three different publications i.e. the proceedings of the conference and two Volumes of Journal (Journal of Agricultural Extension). Currently, AESON has two textbooks on the shelve namely: “Agricultural Extension in Nigeria” and “Research Methods in Agricultural Extension”. The two textbooks remain important reference material for agricultural extension professionals and students in Universities and other higher institutions of learning throughout the country.
Through these publications proven and relevant agricultural innovations covering wide areas of agriculture are packaged and disseminated. Usually, the annual conferences attract practitioners from all over the country as well as other parts of Africa and beyond. By this, AESON contributes to national development through publication of sound research results in extension as it affects all enterprise of agriculture viz: Crop production, Forestry, Livestock, Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation, Agro-processing. Agricultural Extension and Economics, Food Technology and Rural Home Economics, and Agricultural Media.
Welcome to the electronic platform of the only umbrella body for the extensionists in Nigeria!