Role of Radio Agricultural Programmes on farmers’ education: A case study of Radio Benue, Makurdi, Benue State.
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Agricultural programmes
radio
education

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Danjuma, N. U., Agir, H. M., Zubairu, E., & Agya, A. (2021). Role of Radio Agricultural Programmes on farmers’ education: A case study of Radio Benue, Makurdi, Benue State. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environment and Social Sciences, 7(2), 152-160. Retrieved from https://jaeess.com.ng/index.php/jaeess/article/view/116

Abstract

The study analysed the use of radio programmes on farmers’ education in Benue State. The
rationale of the study was to analyse the role of radio in educating farmers using Radio
Benue, Makurdi as a case study. The study employed survey as research design, using
questionnaire as instrument for data collection. Data were collected from a sample of three
hundred and eighty-four respondents through purposive, stratified and simple random
sampling technique. Using simple percentages, findings revealed that respondents gained
knowledge through listening to the programmes. Farmers (28.4%) gained knowledge of
appropriate fertilizer application through the agricultural programmes farming world and
Tom Sule (in Tiv) aired by radio, 26.8% of the respondents gained knowledge of agricultural
practices, and 25.8% of the farmers gained knowledge on the prevention of post- harvest
losses. The study concluded that the radio plays a vital role in creating awareness on
agricultural information among farmers. The study recommended amongst others that the
government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) should endeavour to introduce
grants and farm loans to the farmers through agricultural programmes so as to encourage
agricultural activities.

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