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oa African Journal of Farm Child and Youth Development - Impact of university-based rural youth Extension project in selected villages in Kaduna-State, Nigeria

Volume 1, Issue 1
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Abstract

The concern about youths development borders on the believe that they constitute an important labour force which can easily become leaders in employing and innovating modern techniques of agricultural production. The National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) in recognition of this potential has established a rural youths extension outreach Project to encourage the youths to adopt modern techniques of agricultural Production. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of this Project on agricultural Production. This study was carried out during the 2000 / 2001 cropping season by comparing the performance of the Project participants with non-participants. The results revealed that the participants had an adoption level of improved practices higher than the non-participants. This was further confirmed by the significant relationship found between respondents' access to extension services and level of adoption (r = 0.46, P=0.01). Yield of major crops was higher among the participants than the non-participants. The results of the study have helped to identify for the benefit of policy makers, the type of extension approaches required to encourage rural youths to adopt modern farming techniques.

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2002-12-01
2019-01-17

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