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Journal of Agricultural Extension

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Mapping the Capacity Building Process of a Corporate Social Responsibility Driven Agricultural Intervention in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria.

JT Ekanem, EB Inyang

Abstract


This study mapped the outcomes of the agricultural intervention based on resultant effectiveness and functionality of capacity building process in SPDC’s agricultural intervention programme in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select forty-eight (48) respondents for the study. Semi-structured questionnaire was used for data collection and the data were analysed using descriptive statistics and composite index analysis. The result reveals that 64.6% of the respondents received training on various aspects of management of agricultural project such as, feed production, machine operation and maintenance, farm maintenance and general project management. Result from field observation shows that 31.25% of the intervention was functional. The result of data analysis shows that, 75% of the respondents indicated they needed practical capacity building for effective project management and sustainability. The findings support a dire need for participatory evaluation on strategies towards the improvement of capacity building process service delivery.

Key Words: Human capital, capacity building, agricultural intervention, SPDC,




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v17i2.5
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