Differences in Adoption of Introduced Technologies in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria
This study examined the differences in adoption of introduced technologies by Agricultural NGOs in the rural Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was use to select nine (9) registered functional and active Agricultural NGOs in the Niger Delta States, while a sample size of 450 farmers and 27 extension field staff were selected using random sampling techniques. A four-point Likert-Type rating scale of questionnaire was used to obtain responses from the various groups of respondents and descriptive statistics were used to analyze data obtained from the study. The result of the study indicates that differences existed in the levels of adoption of introduced technologies by farmers across the Niger Delta states. It was recommended that sustained effort towards exchange of knowledge, resources, ideas and innovations among the NGOs could help in bridging the gap and that the non-agricultural NGOs operating in the region should be encouraged to get involved in agricultural development programmes. This could be done through proper enlightenment programmes, legislation, and policy guides, and would help consolidate the socio-economic gains recorded.
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