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Effect of Social Media in Enhancing Agricultural Extension Services among Farmers in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria

Olorunniyi A. Abraham*, Ezinne E. Merianchris, Osiboye O. Oludare, Sennuga S. Olayemi and Barnabas Tena Mongalaku

Article Number - 6294B6CC758A2  | Vol. 3(4), pp. 24-32, June 2022  | 
 Received: 13 April 2022 |  Accepted: 19 May 2022  |   Published: 1 June 2022

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The study examined how social media may help farmers in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, improve their agricultural extension services. The research was carried out in the Tunga-maje and Paiko kore communities of Abuja's Gwagwalada Area Council. A descriptive research design was used in this study. The communities for the study were chosen using a targeted sampling technique. The study had an 80-farmer sample size. It is made up of 40 farmers from each village (Tunga- maje and Paiko kore). Farm families were invited to participate in the study through community meetings, in which 40 farming homes were selected at random from each village; participation was mostly voluntary. Tunga-maje and Paiko kore were randomly sampled for their closeness of the office of Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and the University of Abuja. The study reveals that 93.8% of the respondents, often used the social media to seek information from extension officers and also share among their fellow collogues.  Findings revealed that 91.3% of the respondents feel safe by having a phone because they can easily reach out to receive and pass information across via mobile phone. This study concludes that there is a need for governments to institute an e-library/information hub where farmers can access information; Policy makers should set policies that can help service providers design a subsidized phone with online and offline extension application for farmers. Social media platforms should be stationed by agricultural extension workers as part of their communication master plan in promoting farmers' participation.


Keywords: Social media, Technology, Information, Farmers, Agriculture, Extension.




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Olorunniyi A. Abraham1*, Ezinne E. Merianchris2, Osiboye O. Oludare3, Sennuga S. Olayemi1 and Barnabas Tena Mongalaku1

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

2Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

3School of Science, Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State,  Nigeria.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: [email protected]



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Olorunniyi, A. A., Ezinne, M. E., Osiboye, O. O., Sennuga, S. O. & Barnabas, T. M. (2022). Effect of Social Media in Enhancing Agricultural Extension services among Farmers in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 3(4), 24-32.



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