The Role Of Extension Workers In Creating Environmental Awareness Among Farmers On Sustainable Crop Farming in Ogoja Local Government Area Of Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study investigated the role of extension workers in creating environmental awareness among farmers on sustainable crop farming in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Two null hypotheses were formulated to direct the study. Literature was reviewed based on the variables of the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of all adult male and female in the study area. A sample size of seven hundred and ninety one (791) was drawn from the population of seven thousand nine hundred and ten (7,910) using the stratified and simple random sampling techniques. A four point modified Likert scale questionnaire titled “The Role of Extension Workers in Creating Environmental Awareness among Farmers on Sustainable Crop Farming” (TREWCEAFSCF) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by two test experts in the department of test and measurement University of Calabar. The instrument was personally administered by the researchers with the help of two trained research assistants in the area of the study. The data obtained were analyzed using regression statistics and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result of the analysis revealed that the role of extension workers in creating environmental awareness among farmers significantly influence sustainable crop farming. Based on the result of the findings, the study recommended among others that extension workers should not relent their effort in environmental awareness creation among farmers on sustainable crop farming and that the government should encourage the use of extension workers in information dissemination on sustainable crop farming.

Keywords: Environmental awareness creation, Extension services, crop farming, extension workers, sustainable crop farming


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