Capability of Poultry Farmers Association for Extension Services Delivery in Oyo State, Nigeria
The study investigated the capability of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) for extension service delivery to poultry farmers in Oyo state. The respondents were predominantly registered poultry farmers in Oyo state PAN. Questionnaires were administered to 118 registered poultry farmers with PAN. Data were analyzed using percentage, frequency and chi-square at P=0.05. Results revealed that most of the respondents were male (64.4%), within the age bracket of 41-50 years, mostly married (61.9%), and had attained tertiary education. The majority accessed information on poultry management techniques and marketing during in-house training (34.7%), farm visits (44.9%) and workshop (55.1%) sponsored by PAN. It concluded that the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Oyo state, chapter has the optimum human and material resources for extension services delivery to its members. The number of trainings and farm visits organized by the association could be improved upon if PAN accesses other sources of funding.
Key Words: Poultry farmers’ association; Extension services delivery.