Sources information on improved farm practices: A study of farmers in Umuahia Zone of Abia State, Nigeria.
This paper identifies various sources of information used by farmers in Umuahia Zone in Abia State of Nigeria, and the extent to which they use the information sources. It also looks at the relationship between some selected socio economic characteristics of these farmers and their use of the most common sources. A major finding of the study is that the radio is the most frequent source of farm information. Significant associations were shown between the use of radio and factors such as age, length of farming experience and net annual farm income. It was also found that there was no significant association between the use of extension agents as a source of information and factors such as age, level of education, size of plots owned and number of years of farming. It is concluded that the use of radio as a medium of reaching farmers be intensified by the extension agencies.
Keywords: Improved Farm Practices, Farm Information Adoption