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|Title:||ROLES AND CHALLENGES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN WA WEST DISTRICT|
|Abstract:||The Agricultural Sector is important for supplying foods to the world's population. A country's resourcefulness in developing its agricultural sector is an indication of its ability to provide sufficient food for its population. In Ghana, agriculture involves crops, fisheries, livestock and all other related activities. However despite its role, food security still remains a challenge in the Wa West district. The study sought to find out the role and nature of Agricultural extension services provided to farmers in the Wa West district and the challenges they face. The theoretical framework that guided the study was the Diffusion of Innovation Theory (DOl). In collecting data for the study, the researcher employed questionaire and focus group discussions. Simple random and Purposive sampling techniques were also employed to select the respondents. The results revealed that Agricultural Extension Agents are still facing a lot of challenges in their quest to assist improve on food security situation in the Wa West District. The study also revealed that majority of farmers interviewed are adhering to extension service advice on best farming practices despite the challenges they face. In the light of the above, the study recommends concious interventions from Government and Non- Governmental Organizations to assist Agricultural Extension Agents and farmers alike with the required logistical support to enable the people of the Wa West District curb if not eliminate completely the incidence of food insecurity.|
|Description:||MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Planning and Land Mangement|
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