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: 415

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.
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  •  Accepted: 08 August 2009
  •  Published: 31 October 2009



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.