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The Role of Communication in Dissemination of Improved Agricultural Technology in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger, Nigeria

O.J Ajayi
E.E Gunn


Purposive sampling technique using 40 farmers each from 4 villages in the study area was employed. Information was elicited from the respondents using well structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using percentages, frequency distribution, likert scale and probit analysis. Results indicated that among the factors influencing dissemination of improved technology, age, education and gender were significant at 5% level of significance. Most of the respondents do not understand the major language of instruction in Nigerian institutions due to absence of multilingualism in dissemination of techniques. Employment of more female extension agents, extension agents who can speak the farmers own language as well encouraging multilingualism will lead to increased productivity and subsequently enhance the food security status of the nation.

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