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Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension
 

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Article No 4 of Volume 14.1 (2015)
 
    
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EXTENSION NEEDS IN QUAIL FARMING IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

 

 

EXTENSION  NEEDS   IN  QUAIL FARMING IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Iwuchukwu, J.C, Nwobodo, C.E and Owunta, S

Department of Agricultural Extension,

University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

E-mail  Juliana.iwuchukwu@unn.edu.ng   and    julieiwuchukwu@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT

The study ascertained extecisin needs in quail faming in Imo State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select two agricultural zones (Owerri and Orlu zones) while proportionate sampling technique was used to select about 50% of extension personnel in the two zones. Thus, a total of 73 respondents  were  used for the study. Data were analysed  with percentage and mean score.  Greater proportion (54.8%) of  the extension staff used in this study were  extension agents who were females (52.1%) and  had  first degree   education (60.3%). Their mean age and mean years of experience in extension work were  45.3years and 13.8 years respectively  Respondents had no good   source/s of information on quail hence their perceptions show that they are not knowledgeable about the economic and nutritional importance of quail . One of the areas they needed training in quail was  importance  of quail”(79.5%) while one of the major challenges of quail faming is  “lack of access to information on how to rear quail” (M= 2.71).The study  recommended the  need to boost research on quail  production so that extension workers, farmers and consumers  will appreciate the importance of this livestock and enjoy it”s   nutritional and economic benefits.

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