The agricultural extension program of Senegal, a national government initiative since 1985 based on the Training and Visit (T&V) approach, was studied in the Casamance with respect to rice, the main agricultural crop of the country and the region. A sample of 1,004 rice farmers in the two districts that make up the Casamance was personally interviewed to determine their perceptions about the extension program. A small percentage of farmers recalled participating in rice production meetings, knew the subject matter topics discussed, and viewed agents favorably. The majority of farmers preferred radio over agents and neighbors for rice production information. Although farmers passed on information gained from meetings and encouraged others to attend, they did not reach the number recommended by the T&V approach.


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