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Journal of Agricultural Extension

Linkages between the Agricultural Development Programme and the Local Government Agricultural Department in Southeast, Nigeria

Authors: Boniface Chukwuka Ugwuoke, Clement Okechukwu Attamah

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Extension

The study assessed the inter-organizational relationship between the agricultural development programme (ADP) and the local government agricultural department (LGAD) in implementing participatory extension policy in Southeast, Nigeria. Two sets of questionnaires were used in collecting data from purposively selected 260 staff of the ADP and LGAD personnel involved in the execution of agricultural extension projects of the two agencies. Data were presented and analysed using descriptive statistics. Greater proportion (41.5%) of the ADP staff and LGAD personnel were within the age range of 40-49 years. About 87% of ADP staff and 90% of LGAD personnel were males. There was existence of formal and informal linkage between the two agencies that should be strengthened by governmental effort for more extension coverage. Keywords : Linkage, Agricultural Development Programme, Local Government Agricultural Department