10.5191/jiaee.2001.08307

 

Abstract

The study evaluated the effectiveness of field days conducted by agricultural trainees as a technology transfer strategy. Fifty-two farmers from two villages where field days had been conducted were randomly selected. Data were collected through interviews. The result of the study showed that 33 (63.5%) of the farmers interviewed, participated in the field days. Among the introduced technologies, the cassava rapid multiplication that had the highest level of awareness (73.1%) also had the highest adoption scores (4.88). There was also a positive significant correlation between awareness and adoption of technologies (r = 0.408). Two highly ranked problems inhibiting adoption of technologies were lack of follow-up by extension personnel and insufficient materials for the two newly introduced technologies.

The field days conducted by trainees were found to be effective but there is need for adequate planning with extension staff and only technologies that will be readily available to farmers should be demonstrated.

 

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