A study on the Training Needs Assessment of extension agents in Nigeria has revealed several gaps and constraints that have hitherto limited the effectiveness of extension service in the country.
Findings from the study, which was recently presented in a paper titled: ‘The Capacity of Extension Staff in Managing Weeds in Cassava Systems in Nigeria’ in Nanning, China, during the World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops’ revealed that unless extension workers have the capacity to transfer improved knowledge on weed control in cassava, farmers will not be able to maximise the benefits of improved weed management technologies.
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