Assessment of the Capability of Poultry Association of Nigeria for Extension Services Delivery to Poultry Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria

Poultry farming in Nigeria creates business opportunity for entrepreneurs and provides employment.
The small scale poultry producers are responsible for the bulk of poultry production in Nigeria. The
findings revealed that 63.7% of the respondents were males within the age bracket of 40-50 years
and were literate. Extension services delivery to poultry farmers by Kwara State Agricultural
Development Project, government extension agency, was grossly inadequate to meet knowledge and
skills required for cost-effective poultry production on account of high extension agent/farmers ratio.
PAN in Kwara State has a meeting hall that is suitable for training and a chapter in 9 out of the
existing 16 local government areas (LGAs.) of the State. The association financed the trainings
through the annual dues and levies paid by members which showed the level of preparedness of
members to pay for extension services. It was concluded that PAN has optimum human and material
resources for extension services delivery to its members. The number of trainings and farm visits
organized by the association could be improved upon if PAN accesses other sources of funding.

Author (s) Details

I. F. Ayanda
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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