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Volume 8 , Issue 2 , April 2020 , Pages: 23 - 33
Agricultural Extension Services as Private Sector in Poultry Production: A Case Study of Aljafarah and Surrounding Areas, Libya
Adam Elradi Mohamed Ali, Department of Agricultural Extension and Training, University of Gezira, Wad Madani, Sudan
Mohammed Adam Abbas Hamad, Department of Rural Extension and Training, University of Kordofan, El Obeid, Sudan
Adil Abdulkabeer Eltahir Abdulkabeer, Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Directorate, Aljafarah, Libya
Musa Hago Elfaki Ahamed, Department of Agricultural Extension and Training, University of Gezira, Wad Madani, Sudan
Received: Jul. 3, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 20, 2020;       Published: Aug. 13, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200802.12        View        Downloads  
Abstract
The present work was conducted in poultry production units in Aljafarah area, Libya. The objective of this paper was to illustrate the role that played by the private agricultural extension represented in units of veterinary services consultations, the veterinary pharmacies and advisory services offices in the field of poultry production. The population of this paper represented by total number of actual producers of poultry in the site, total number of units of veterinary services, and advisory guidance of the private sector. A number of 30 extension worker at private sector extension units and 138 from poultry producers were selected as sample size. A closed ended questionnaire was designed to collect the data from the two groups of the study. The collected data were analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage and chi square test. Results showed that more than 50% of the poultry producers have depended only on the private sector agricultural extension units as a main source of information concerning their work; also most of the respondents (98.6%) had a positive assessment for the private sector extension. Most of the private extension (76.6%) offered no training to their staff members. Half of the respondents in private extension were sometimes involved in dissemination of innovations. The results extended to reveal that there was a significant association and dependency in the positive direction between research centers and dissemination of research results by private extension among poultry producers. Also, there was a very high significant association between techniques adopted by the poultry producers and the techniques which had been promoted by the private sector extension. The findings of this paper revealed that the private agricultural extension has played an important role and resulted in a positive impact in the field of poultry production. It helped to disseminate, promote innovation, new techniques and training to producers in addition to their supervision and follow up of poultry producers. This had led producers to increase production and increase their incomes. It is recommended that the ministry of agriculture should improve the activities of the public agricultural extension, facilitate and support the private extension work. Also the private extension units should train their staff and equip them with appropriate knowledge and skills.
Keywords
Assessment, Extension Unit, Private Sector, Poultry, Aljafarah, Libya
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Adam Elradi Mohamed Ali, Mohammed Adam Abbas Hamad, Adil Abdulkabeer Eltahir Abdulkabeer, Musa Hago Elfaki Ahamed, Agricultural Extension Services as Private Sector in Poultry Production: A Case Study of Aljafarah and Surrounding Areas, Libya, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 23-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200802.12
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