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OSUN STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (OSSADEP), IWO. REPORT PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION REVIEW AND PLANNING MEETING (NAERPM ) HELD AT NAERLS/ABU, ZARIA. 19TH – 23RD NOVEMBER, 2012.

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STRUCTURE OF EXTENSION COMPONENT

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Structure of extension component

OSUN STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (OSSADEP), IWO.REPORT PRESENTED AT THE ANNUALNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION REVIEW AND PLANNING MEETING (NAERPM)HELD ATNAERLS/ABU, ZARIA.19TH – 23RD NOVEMBER, 2012.


Structure of extension component

INTRODUCTIONThis report covers extension and research activities for year 2012. It also covers proposed activities for year 2013.The ADP collaborated with IAR&T on REFILS activities, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan on Cashew survey in two (2) Local Government areas and National Rice and Maize centre for the promotion of High Quality Protein Maize.Also OSSADEP was deeply involved in the Farmer Business School of German International Cooperation (GIZ) tagged Cocoa Livelihood Programme in four (4) Local Government areas. A total of 2, 015 were trained under the programme. Also total of 90, 515 farmers were registered under the National Farmer Database to enable the farmers in the state benefit from the Growth Enhancement Support programme of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA).Furthermore under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), farmers enjoyed free distribution of Improved cassava cuttings, Maize and rice seeds. Agrochemicals and fertilizers were accessed by farmers in the six (6) Redemption centres under the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES).


Structure of extension component

STRUCTURE OF EXTENSION COMPONENT

The extension component in Osun State Agricultural Development

Programme is made up of two sub components.

  • Agricultural Technology Delivery;

  • Communication Support.

    Number of zones – Three (03)

  • Iwo;

  • Osogbo;

  • Ife/Ijesa.

    Number of Blocks-31

    Number of Cells-248

    Number of Extension Agents-149

    Farm Families-256, 000

    Extension Agents-Farm Families Ratio 1:1718


Table 1 staff disposition

TABLE 1: STAFF DISPOSITION


Table 2 staff structure at the zonal level

TABLE 2:STAFF STRUCTURE AT THE ZONAL LEVEL


Table 3 staff mobility

TABLE 3:STAFF MOBILITY

NOTE:Most of the Local Government EAs are not mobile.


Other programmes projects

OTHER PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS

  • ROOT AND TUBER EXPANSION PROGRAMME (RTEP)

  • AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENDA (ATA)


Root and tuber expansion programme rtep

ROOT AND TUBER EXPANSION PROGRAMME (RTEP)

Seventeen (17) groups were registered under this programme cover five (5) Local Government Area. Fourteen (14) of the groups are into processing of Root and Tuber crops while three (3) are into production (2 for cassava and 1 for potato).


Agricultural transformation agenda ata

AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENDA (ATA)

Osun State has keyed into the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government with the sensitisation of all the stakeholders of the beginning of the year (2012).

The commodity-value-chain of priority on the state are Rice, Cassava, Oil palm/Cocoa, Fisheries and Livestock.


Table 4 fertilizers accessed by farmers in osun state under ges

TABLE 4:FERTILIZERS ACCESSED BY FARMERS IN OSUN STATE UNDER GES


Table 5 distribution of ges seeds in osun

TABLE 5:DISTRIBUTION OF GES SEEDS IN OSUN


Challenges facing extension activities in osun state

CHALLENGES FACING EXTENSION ACTIVITIES IN OSUN STATE

  • Incident of pepper and tomato wilt which has not got an acceptable solution from the Research Institutes;

  • Poor mobility situation of Local Government EAs;

  • Inadequate staff in the ADP;

  • Insufficient project vehicle;

  • Late or non-release of fund for extension and research activities.


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