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Agri 2024

Farouk Shehu Abdulwahab

Farouk Shehu Abdulwahab, Speaker at Agriculture Conferences
Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Wudil, Nigeria
Title : Strengthening farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing networks: A pathway to improved agricultural extension service delivery


 The concept of farmer-farmer knowledge sharing was introduced to bridge the extension worker-farmer ratio gap in developing countries. However, the idea was poorly accepted, especially in typical agrarian communities. Therefore, the study explores the concept of a farmer-to-farmer knowledge-sharing network to enhance extension service delivery. The study collected data from 80 farmers randomly selected through a series of multiple stages. The Data was analysed using a 5-point Likert scale and descriptive statistics. The Likert scale results revealed that 62.5% of the farmers are satisfied with farmer-to-farmer knowledge-sharing networks. Moreover, descriptive statistics show that lack of capacity building and low level of education are the most significant problems affecting farmer-farmer sharing networks. The major implication of these findings is that the concept of farmer-farmer knowledge-sharing networks can work better for farmers in developing countries as it was perceived by them as a reliable alternative for information sharing. Therefore, the study recommends introducing incentives into the concept of farmer-farmer knowledge-sharing networks and enhancing the capabilities of farmers who are opinion leaders in the farmer-farmer concept of knowledge-sharing to make it more sustainable.

Keywords: Agricultural Productivity, Extension, Farmer-to-Farmer, Livelihood and Technology transfer. 


Farouk Shehu Abdulwahab

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

Faculty of Agriculture, Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil

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