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The study examined the training needs of farmers in soil erosion control in the Anambra South Senatorial zone. The study used a structured interview schedule to collect data from a cross-section of 100 respondents. Data were analyzed using a combination of analytical tools such as descriptive and inferential statistics. The ﬁndings of the study revealed that the majority (51.0%) of the farmers were males and married (64.0%). Only 32.0% of the farmers attended secondary school. The farmers had an average of 3 extension contacts annually and their mean monthly income from all sources was ₦40,349.79. The study revealed major existing methods of erosion control such as channeling/drainage( x = 3.08) and mulching (x = 3.00). Seventy-six per cent of the farmers had not been trained in erosion control while 52.0% of those trained were through seminars. The farmers desired to be trained in terracing (75%) and cover cropping (72%). The perceived effects of soil erosion on agricultural production were a reduction in land for agricultural activities ( x = 3.06), removal of topsoil ( x = 2.96) and reduction in farmer's income ( x = 2.71). The constraints to farmers in soil erosion control were: poor educational background ( x = 3.07), neglect of extension methods ( x = 3.01) and poor information system ( x = 2.99). The study recommended that extension agents should be recruited, and trained to educate the farmers on ways of soil erosion control.