Authors

1 M.Sc Agricultural Extension Students, College of Economics and Management, Shenyang Agricultural University, Lioaning, China

2 Department of Agriculture, Ministry for Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria

3 Deparment of Crop science, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria.

4 Department of Crop Protection, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

Abstract

This study was conducted based on primary data collected using a questionnaire. A total of 90 respondents among farmers associations were interviewed in Kano state of Nigeria. Therefore, double stage stratified and purposive simple random sampling technique was used to select 30 respondents in each of three (3) farmers associations, one from each of the three (3) agricultural zones of the state. The data were analyzed by SPSS using descriptive statistics. The result revealed that 67% of the farmers were 45years old and below and 79% were literate. Furthermore, 47% joined the association with an aim of contributing to community development while 46% joined for receiving an assistance for farming. Additionally, 57% and 60% required and received agricultural marketing information on production aspect respectively. 71% described extension agents as a source of information. Long distance from source and poor access to communication network was the major problems limiting access to agricultural marketing information

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