ADOPTION OF YAM MINISETI TECHNOLOGY BY FARMERS IN NIGERIA - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC4141 | Page : 154-156
Citation :- ADOPTION OF YAM MINISETI TECHNOLOGY BY FARMERS IN NIGERIA - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2007.(28):154-156
EE. Nlerum
Address : Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abstract

Nigeria is the highest producer of yam in the whole world. Yam is a staple food crop for many Nigerians. Despite this position of Nigeria in the world's yam production, the problem of seed yam for the cultivation of this all important crop has been a perennial one to yam growers in the country. In order to address the above problem, the National Root Crop Research Institutes (NRCRI) in Nigeria, in collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), developed the yam minisett technology. This extension technology was transferred to yam growers for adoption through the States Agriculture Development Programmes (ADP). This agricultural review covers such areas as the meaning, importance and factors influencing extension technology adoption, importance of yam production in Nigeria, the yam minisett technology and its advantages over milking, the farmers traditional method of seed yam production.

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