Role of Knowledge, Attitude, on the Adoption of Improved Pearl Millet by Farmers in North-east, Nigeria
Mohammed Galadima1, Salim Hassan2, Norsida Man3, Ibrahim Abdul Abu4
1Mohammed Galadima , student in the field of Agricultural Extension, Department of Agriculture Technology, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
2Dr Salim Hassan, currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agriculture Technology, Agriculture, University Putra, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Assoc. Prof. Norsida Man, currently the Head of Department Agriculture Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra, Malaysia.
4Professor Ibrahim Abdul Abu, currently a Professor in the field of Agricultural Extension, in the Department of Agricultural Extension Services, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 9100-9105 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8784118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8784.118419
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Abstract: In Developing Countries Like Nigeria, An Effective Progression On Appropriate Improved Technologies Is Associated With Its Acceptance Among Farmers. This Study Investigated The Role Of Knowledge, Attitude, With Its Relationship And Influence Towards Adoption Of The Improved Pearl Millet By Farmers In North-East Nigeria. Purposive And Systematic Sampling Technique Was Used In Selecting 477 Pearl Millet Farmers In North-Eastern Nigeria. Respondents Information Were Collected Through Self-Report Questionnaire. Descriptive, Correlation And Regression Analysis Was Used To Analyzed The Data. Findings Revealead That, Respondents Level Of Knowledge Indicates High Level. While, Attitude Recorded Moderate Level. Also, Findings On The Adoption Level Among Respondents Recorded High Level. Furthermore The Outcome On The Relationship Between Knowledge, Attitude Towards Adoption Revealed Positive Relationship At (P<0.01). Also, From The Results Of The Regression Analysis, It Revealed That Knowledge (Β=.283) Contributed Most Towards Adoption. While, Attitude Did Not Contribute Towards Adoption. Hence, The Adj. R2 Of 0.366 Indicates That Knowledge Had Significantly Contributed With 36.6 % Of The Variance Towards Adoption. Thus, The Study Suggest That, Pearl Millet Growers Should Be Encouraged Towards Developing Positive Attitude Towards Improved Pearl Millet Technologies. More So, Stakeholders In Collaboration With Change Agents Are Required To Strictly Focus On Programmes, With The Emphasis Towards Developing Farmers Attitude, Which Could Influence Adoption Of The Improved Pearl Millet And Other Relevant Areas Of Improvement In North-East, And Other Pearl Millet Producing Regions In Nigeria.
Keywords: Adoption, Attitude, Correlation, Knowledge, Relationship, Role.
Scope of the Article: Knowledge Discovery.