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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (52) Last page : (60)
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Imperativeness of Training and Re-Trainig of Extension Workers for Efficiency in Agricultural Technology Transfer

Aremu P. A.1*, Longe, M. F.1, Adewale, G. A.2, Olagoke, O.2 and Isong A.1

1National Cereal Research Institute, Badeggi, Nigeria
2Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute, Ilorin, Nigeria
3National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) Zaria, Nigeria
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Received: 12.01.2019 | Revised: 16.02.2019 | Accepted: 22.02.2019



The job of Extension teachers is a complex and challenging one. It demands that he plays three vital roles, he is expected to be a “scientist”, “trainer” and “friend” to clientele. It also involves disseminating of relevant technology to Farmers in meaningful ways. To be effective, the Extension teachers need to be acquainted with the knowledge of not only what is contained in the new technology, but also the various and effective methods, principles and strategies to communicate the various innovations in a meaningful and functional ways. The task of in-depth training for agricultural extension workers therefore becomes imperative in other to achieve the goals of extension education at the grassroots. Benefit of training, criteria for training and appropriate training methods in extension were thoroughly discussed. To be successful in Agricultural technology transfer, Extension workers must understand farmers learning needs, problems, priorities, more importantly obstacles to adoption. These can only be achieved through training and re-training of extension workers for efficiency in technology transfer. Training is crucial to the performance of the duties of extension workers as knowledge gained through training keeps the extension workers abreast of new development in their profession. Knowledge sharing is also the main tool used to achieve success in modern economies. It is only when extension workers are given the opportunities to upgrade their current level of knowledge that they can be competent to train farmers.

Key words: Technology transfer, Extension teachers, Training and Re-training.

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Cite this article: Aremu, P.A., Longe, M.F., Adewale, G.A., Olagoke, O. and Isong, A., Imperativeness of Training and Re-Trainig of Extension Workers for Efficiency in Agricultural Technology Transfer, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 52-60 (2019). doi: