Effect of capacity building on knowledge of farmers about improved citrus nursery practices in NIHORT adopted villages

O. Adebisi-Adelani, L.O. Olajide-Taiwo, F.B. Olajide-Taiwo, I.O. Amao, O.O. Oyedele
Nigeria is the ninth largest producer of citrus. However, the major problem limiting citrus production in Nigeria is the non-availability of improved planting materials. In an effort to improve productivity, the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) has conducted a number of capacity building programs to accelerate the adoption of improved nursery practices. This study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of that program by making a comparison between adopted and non-adopted villages. The major constraint in the adopted villages was inadequate knowledge, while the major constraint in the non-adopted villages was lack of awareness. Respondents in the adopted villages were much more aware of the benefits and the activities necessary to facilitate the budding of citrus trees.
Adebisi-Adelani, O., Olajide-Taiwo, L.O., Olajide-Taiwo, F.B., Amao, I.O. and Oyedele, O.O. (2019). Effect of capacity building on knowledge of farmers about improved citrus nursery practices in NIHORT adopted villages. Acta Hortic. 1258, 27-30
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1258.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1258.4
capacity building, knowledge transfer
English

Acta Horticulturae