Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology (GARJFST) ISSN: 2315-5098 February 2015 Vol. 4(2), pp 014-018,

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The Crucial Role of Extension Workers In Agricultural Technologies Transfer and Adoption 

*1Aremu P.A., 1Kolo I. N., 1Gana A.K.,  2Adelere  F. A. 

1National Cereal Research Institute, Pmb 08, Badeggi, Niger State, Nideria

2Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Email: aremumola@yahoo.com, 08030746335 

Accepted 25 February 2015

 

Abstract 

The great challenge facing the agricultural technology transfer is not just how to approach the end users, but how to sustain the use of technology to meet the future challenges. Using appropriate, research technologies to promote food security is a major priority for many developing nations including Nigeria. Is a known fact that farmers differ in their social economic background, educational  levels, learning needs and problems. These technologies must be disseminated to the farmers using  modern extension education teaching methods and strategies And since teaching is deliberate and planned activity, the teacher {Extension workers} is expected to spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what to teach what method to employ. Different methods of transfer and adoption of new technology by the extension workers were thoroughly discussed and the crucial roles of agricultural extension services in promoting agricultural innovation processes are also highlighted. Extension teaching is deals with the conveyance or passing across of new skills, technology, techniques or new methods of production in agriculture that will ultimately improve the living standard of target audience. To be successful in technology transfer, extension worker must understand the farmers learning needs, problems, priorities and opportunities as well as psychological process, semantic, physical and economic barriers to adoption. 

Keywords: Extension Workers In Agricultural Technologies Transfer And Adoption

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