This project aims at looking at information Dissemination on Agriculture in Nigeria, this is a particular reference to ADP Awka agricultural development programme in Anambra State. Its purpose were to find out what constituted the problem of information dissemination on agriculture. The study identified various information flow to farmers.
A properly organized and effective information network facilitates the adoption of new technology by the farmers, which in effect raise agricultural product.
To ensure the success of agricultural support service to farmers, immense attention must be paid to efficient organization of agricultural information services with well trained staff.
An important complement to effective information dissemination of timely needed information.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page – – – – – – – – -i
Approval page – – – – – – – -ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – -iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – iv
Abstract – – – – – – – – -vi
Table of contents – – – – – – – -vii
1.0 Introduction- – – – – – – -1
- Definition of Information – – – – -1
- Historical Background of Anambra State Agricultural development programme – – -17
- Statement of the problem – – – – -19
- Aim of the study – – – – – – -21
- Significant of the study – – – – -22
- Scope of the study – – – – – -22
- Research Questions – – – – – -23
- Definition of terms – – – – – -23
2.0 Literature Review – – – – – – -27
2.1 The imperative of the term information – -28
2.2 The Role of information in agriculture – – -30
2.3 Information flow to the farmers – – – -34
2.4 Impact of information in development of agriculture – – – – – – – -42
2.5 Problems of information in development of agriculture – – – – – – – -45
- Research Procedure and Methodology
Survey- – – – – – – – -50
- Population of the study – – – – – -51
- Sampling method – – – – – – -51
- Sampling size – – – – – – -52
- Data Collection – – – – – – -52
- Method of data analysis – – – – -55
- Presentation of Findings and Data Analysis Discussion – – – – – – – -56
5.0 Summary, conclusion and Recommendation-73
- Summary – – – – – – – -73
- Conclusion – – – – – – – -74
- Recommendations – – – – – -75
- Limitation of the study – – – – – -79
- Recommendations for further studies – – -80
References – – – – – – – -81
Appendix I- – – – – – – -83
Questionnaire – – – – – – -84
1.1 DEFINITION OF INFORMATION
Information is referred to anything that you are capable of perceiving, this can include written communication. Speaking communication, photographs, art, music nearly anything that is perceivable. This includes enormous assortment of stimuli, but realizable, everything we come in contact, which is capable of providing and does provides us with some sort of information.
INFORMATION ACCORDING TO WEBSITES THIRD NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY DEFINED:
Information as a process by which the form of an object of knowledge is impressed upon the apprehending mind so as to bring about the state of knowing it. This also includes some thing received or perceived or obtained- through information eg. Knowledge communicated by others or obtained from investigation, study or instruction.
FUNK AND WAGNALLS ENCYCLOPEDIA
Sees information as timely or specific knowledge acquired or derived signal element forming parts of massage or communication especially one assembled and made available for use by automatic machines, as in a digital computer usually machined in bits.
The Encyclopedia Biotical; Also defined agriculture as the science of cultivating the soil, growing and harvesting crop and raising livestock.
O. A. Iwena (2002) Defied agriculture as the production of crops and animals for man’s use in other words, agriculture is defied as the deliberate effort made by man to till the soil, cultivate crops and rear animals for food and other purposes.
1.3 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Despite government effort to promote food production in Nigeria-through the use of various policy and programme, it appears that the efforts are yet to yield enough result. Village farmers are still lacking information about the latest research findings even where available, many still have no access to it. Government is bombarding public eardrum with slogans and platitudes: operation feed the nation, green revolution, self reliance-lots of publication in different forms like journals, books and bulletin were produced and circulated among organization agricultural productivity at the village level is still at the low ebb. The impact of new research finding is yet to be filed at the village level. Farmers are yearning for new technology that will enhance their productivity. Information for development is not to be advantages of the rural farmers the problems militating against effective dissemination of information to farmers are:
Lack of adequate and prompt fund for public awareness activities, lack of adequate and undated materials for research purposes, communication barrier, topography, wrong perception of researchers towards farmer illiteracy and superiority complex of research over farmers. In order to find out place of information in agricultural development, an analytical research of this nature is necessary and data gathered will provide empirical evidence that will guide policy makers, students, researchers, extension workers and development bank officers for formulation new and better policy.
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
- To determine the role of information in Agricultural Development in Nigeria.
- To test the justification for investing Agricultural Information.
iii. To determine various sources of information flows
- To determine whether the research finding disseminated accomplish the target goal among farmers.
- To identify the effect of information in agriculture productivity
- SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDYAny society with inhibiting human’s must be adequately informed in view of the relevance of information to every individual in all shares of life. Specially for agricultural extension staff, researchers and to entire people concerned in the society.
The finding of the study will be used to the farmers, extension workers, researchers, scientists, contract farmers, factories and plantation officers university staffs and development consultants.
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research work is limited to information dissemination on agriculture in Nigeria in development of Anambra Sate agricultural development programme (ADP) Awka.
1.7 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
- What are the role of information in Agricultural development in Nigeria ?
ii To what extent is justification for investigating Agricultural information?
iii. What are the various source of information flow?
- Do the research findings disseminated accomplish the target goal among farmers?
- What are the effect of information in Agriculture productivity?
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
For the purpose of understanding this project work under study, the following terms are relevant to point out.
Information as a process by which the form of an object of knowledge is impressed upon the apprehending mind so as to bring about the state of knowing it. This also includes some thing received or perceived or obtained through informing eg. knowledge communicated by other or obtained from investigation, study or instruction.
Is the production of crops and animals from man’s use? In order words, agriculture is defined as the deliberate effort made by man to till the soil, cultivate crop and rear animals for food and other purposes.
- AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
The National Root Crops research Institute. But unfortunately, most of these innovations do not reach the farmers field. This is because the medium for information disseminate in use are quite effective institution and government organ have been put in place to ensure that farmer get to know and adopt agricultural innovations relevant to their situation
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