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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS' PARTICIPATION IN ON-FARM ADAPTIVE RESEARCH IN SOUTH-WESTERN, NIGERIA


Volume 9, Issue 3, November 2014, Pages 1155–1160

 ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS' PARTICIPATION IN ON-FARM ADAPTIVE RESEARCH  IN SOUTH-WESTERN, NIGERIA

R. G. Adeola1, H. Tijani-Eniola2, and A. O. Fakunle3

1 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000 Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
2 Agronomy Department, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000 Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 17 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper addresses farmers' participation in On-Farm Adaptive Research (OFAR) in South-western Nigeria. The concept of OFAR entails full participation of farmers in the research process, direct contact between researchers and farmers and intensive investigation of farmers' situations to strengthen Research-Extension-Farmers Linkage. Farmers' level of participation is critical in creating room for consideration of local ethics, culture, environmental and socio-economic characteristics to enhance successful and accepted programmes. This study sought to assess the farmers' level of participation based on four major phases of OFAR process: diagnostic survey phase, research phase, field test phase and demonstration phase. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to collect cross sectional data from 350 farmers in Southwestern Nigeria. Farmers were favourably disposed to participation and inadequate input, capital, access to information; time and non-availability of market were major constraints against participation in OFAR. The implications of these findings for both research professionals and farmers are discussed.

Author Keywords: Trials, OFAR, extension, linkage, research phase.


How to Cite this Article


R. G. Adeola, H. Tijani-Eniola, and A. O. Fakunle, “ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS' PARTICIPATION IN ON-FARM ADAPTIVE RESEARCH IN SOUTH-WESTERN, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1155–1160, November 2014.