COVID-19 pandemic: Implication on the Nigeria Agriculture and the role of extension

  • U.C. Undiandeye
  • N.A. Ayi
Keywords: COVID -19 impact, Food security, e-Extension, Technology application.


The paper focused on a review of COVID-19 pandemic, its implication on the Nigeria agriculture and the role of extension. The purpose was to review the impact of the pandemic on the Nigeria agriculture and narrate the implication for agricultural extension service. Being a review, data was drawn from verified websites, research papers, journals, statistical bulletins and other online materials. The review uncovered a subtle but undeniable negative impact on all the value chain of the Nigeria agriculture. Also, with enough evidence, there is likelihood of possible food catastrophe if concerted action is not taken to save the sector. One of the most important factors that may avert this negative impact is agricultural extension service. But in this time of global lockdown, travel ban and social distancing, the way out becomes technology. Thus, from the review, it was concluded that government and institutions at all levels should intentionally deploy technology tools to aid effective agricultural extension service transmission to farmers.


Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2408-6851
print ISSN: 1119-944X