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Abbrevia: J. Agric. Res Nat Resources.

Language: English

ISSN: ISSN 2315-6279

DOI: 10.14412/JARNR

 

 

  J. Agric. Res. Nat. Resour.      

  4(1): 301-312, July 2020


 
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Journal of Agricultural Research and Natural  Resources,

Vol. 4 (1), pp 301-312, July 2020

doi: 10.14412/JARNR2019.0146

(ISSN 2315-6279) 2020 Science Park Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

UP-GRADING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION FOR ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF GRADUATES IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN ENUGU STATE.

 

Ekele Garba Emmanuel

Department of  Agricultural Education.Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi- Benue State, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT:

 

The study investigates upgrading agricultural information for enhancing entrepreneurship of graduates in livestock production. The study was carried out in Enugu State, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Four research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was 88 made up of 73 graduates of Agriculture and 15 extension agents. There was no sampling. The instrument used for data collection was a 24 items structured questionnaire titled “Agricultural Information for Livestock Questionnaire (AFLPQ) developed from literature reviewed. The Cronbach Alpha method was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.91. Eighty eight (88) questionnaire were administered and retrieved for data analysis (mean, standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the Null hypotheses at .05 level of significance). Findings from the study revealed that respondents agreed to all the sources of agricultural information, majority agreed on the types of feeds for livestock, respondents were in the affirmative as regards the extent of utilization of agricultural information and all the constraints in accessing agricultural information. It was recommended amongst others that Department of Livestock Management should make available agricultural information on livestock production and that livestock feeds/feeding stuffs should be subsidized for graduates by government to enable them embark on livestock production. It was concluded that access to agricultural information by graduates would lead to massive establishment of small scale businesses in livestock industry for entrepreneurial stability.

 

Key words: Agricultural Information, Entrepreneurship, Animal production.

 

                    



 

 

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