Linkage Mechanisms among key Actors in Rice Innovation System in Southeast Nigeria

Authors

  • A I Emodi Department of Agricultural Extension University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • M C Madukwe Department of Agricultural Extension University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Abstract

A nation’s ability to solve problems and sustain economic growth dependspartly on its capabilities in science, technology, and innovation. Inassessment of linkage mechanisms among key actors in rice innovationsystem in southeast Nigeria, actors were classified into six major groupsaccording to their main activity in the system namely research agency,policy personnel, technology transfer agencies, farmers, marketers andconsumers. These constituted the population of the study. A total samplesize of 539 respondents, made up of 40 researchers, 76 policy personnel,96 technology transfer agencies, 196 farmers, 51 marketers and 80consumers were used. Percentages and means were used in dataanalysis. The study revealed that among the actors in rice innovationsystem, NCRI and IITA had link with technology transfer agencies, IITAhad link with the Ministry of Agriculture. the Ministry of Agriculture had linkwith farmers ( X =2.51) and NAFDAC had link with researchers( X =2.83). Among technology transfer agencies, ADP had link withresearchers ( X =3.00), policy personnel ( X =2.88), farmers ( X =3.00)and Federal Ministry of Commerce had link with researchers ( X =2.73).Marketers had link with policy personnel ( X =2.72) and farmers( X =2.68), while consumers had link with farmers ( X =2.72). The majorlinkage mechanisms that existed among the actors was dissemination ofknowledge and information ( X = 3.00). The study concludes that forincrease in rice production in southeast Nigeria, there is need for stronglinkages among the actors in the rice innovation system.

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Published

2010-12-01

How to Cite

Emodi, A. I., & Madukwe, M. C. (2010). Linkage Mechanisms among key Actors in Rice Innovation System in Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 14(2). Retrieved from https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/178

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General Extension and Teaching Methods