Advanced Research Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences

ISSN 2360-7947

Agricultural Extension Needs of Maize and Guinea Corn Farmers in Zuru Emirate, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Accepted 25th March, 2022



This study analyzed agricultural extension needs of maize and guinea corn farmers in Zuru Emirate, Kebbi state, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to randomly sample 105 respondents used for this study. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution count and percentage and a three-point Likert-type scale were used to analyse the data. The results showed that the farmers had little or no access to information on maize and guinea corn production, with a mean score of 2.90 while they had limited access to information on mechanized method of harvesting maize and guinea corn, with mean score of 1.07. Therefore, the study recommends that extension agencies should provide up-to-date information on new and improved technological aid to maize and guinea corn farmers such as implement like shellers, tractors, threshers among others, for maize and guinea farmers.

Keywords: Agricultural Extension Needs, Maize and Guinea Corn Farmers, Zuru Emirate, Kebbi State