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Article Number - E6C7D0C1088


Vol.1(1), pp. 001-007 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2170



Full Length Research Paper

Technological capability in plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria


B. O. Faturoti1* and M. C. Madukwe2




 

1SARO Agro allied Nigeria Limited, P. M. B. 1490, Okesha, Ilesha, Nigeria.

2Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.


Email: tundefaturoti@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 08 August 2009  Published: 31 October 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The stakeholders were classified into five major groups according to their actions in the system; the groups include research agency, government agency, technology transfer a-gency, marketers and plantain and banana farmers. Four states which are zonal headquarters of Plantain Resource Training Centre, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Ogun states were selected and sampled for data collection. A total of 95 respondents were sampled for data collection. Percentages, means and factor analysis were used in data analysis and presentation. The research and technology transfer groups contributed over 90% of the technological capability in plantain and banana innovation system IITA, NIHORT and NSPRI were revealed as the major technology generating agencies in the plantain and banana innovation system. The study concluded that constant interactions and exchange of ideas among stakeholders encouraged learning and optimization of technological capability in the plantain and banana innovation system

 

Key words: Banana, plantain, stakeholder, technological capability, innovation system.


APA (2009). Technological capability in plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 1(1), 001-007.
Chicago B. O. Faturoti and M. C. Madukwe. "Technological capability in plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 1, no. 1 (2009): 001-007.
MLA B. O. Faturoti and M. C. Madukwe. "Technological capability in plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 1.1 (2009): 001-007.
   
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