Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 384

Full Length Research Paper

Famers perceptions on effectiveness of extension delivery approaches to Mbororo female livestock farmers in North-West Region Cameroon

Loveline Enjoh Forbang
  • Loveline Enjoh Forbang
  • Department of Integrated Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.
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Fonteh Amungwa
  • Fonteh Amungwa
  • Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Faculty of Faculty of Social and Management Science, University of Buea, Cameroon.
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Tohnian Nobert Lengha
  • Tohnian Nobert Lengha
  • Department of Integrated Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 19 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 13 February 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to determine farmers’ perception on agricultural extension delivery approaches on Mbororo female livestock farmers in North-West Cameroon. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires established to Mbororo women. Interviews guides were used to get more information on the perception of Bororo female livestock farmer on effectiveness extension services delivery. Secondary data was collected from books, journals, research projects and articles and internet search. The study made use of simple random sampling method.400 questionnaires were distributed randomly to Mbororo women in Mezam, Momo, Boyo, Donga-Mantung divisions of the North-West region of Cameroon. Data analysis was done using statistical package for social science (SPSS). Results revealed that farmers perception on participation in extension delivery services is 76.6% not effective,organisation of field days is 63.35% not effective, farm visit by extensionagents is 53.3% not effective, holding field meetings with farmers is just 30.3% effective. Generally the Mbororo female livestock farmers have a negative perception on the quality of extension services delivered to them in livestock farming.They believe that the qualities of extension services are not effective at all level of implementations. Thus extension agents should strive well to develop strategies that can improve on service delivery to female livestock farmers of North-West region Cameroon. 

Key words: Farmer’s perception, extension, delivery approaches, livestock farming.