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Effectiveness of broadcast Agricultural Programmes on Agricultural Development among Farmers in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo state, Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 1392-1399

Keywords : Agricultural programmes; Broadcast; Nigeria; Radio; Rural farmers; Television.;

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The study assessed the effectiveness of broadcast agricultural programmes on agricultural development in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 140 respondents for the study. Specifically, socio-economic characteristics, source of information and perception of broadcast agricultural programmes were examined. Data were collected using a well-structured questionnaire and were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistical tools. The results of the study revealed that majority (82.6%) of the farmers are married and more than half of them are male (57.0%). Television (91.9%), Radio (89.9%) and farmers association (82.6%) were revealed to be the major sources of information. The results also shows that farmers have a highly positive (62.9%) of the effect of broadcast agricultural programmes on agricultural development. The results of the hypothesis shows a significant relationship between age (p=0.034), education (p=0.015) and income (p=0.026) and the perception of farmers on broadcast agricultural programmes. The study concluded that broadcast agricultural programmes is effective in ensuring agricultural development in the study area and recommended that policies should be made to make broadcast stations more effective and more adoptive to agricultural programmes.

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