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Title: An Investigation into the Factors Affecting the Implementation of Agricultural Extension Program in Hintalo-Wajirat Wereda, South- Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Tegegne Teka (PhD
Ataklti, Solomon
Keywords: Business A DMINISTRATION
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2012
Publisher: aau
Abstract: Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopian economy and 85% of Ethiopian population are living in rural areas based on agricultural economic activities. That is why the sector attracted the attention of the Government and NGOs in general and agricultural institutions in particular. As a result, agricultural extension program is one of the inputs for the development of the agricultural sector. However, agricultural extension program faced various challenges in Hintalo-Wajirat Wereda in its implementation process. Hence, the objective of this research is to explore the factors affecting the implementation of agricultural extension program in Hintalo-Wajirat Wereda. In doing this, exploratory and explanatory approaches with qualitative and quantitative methods are employed. However, the research has involved more of qualitative than quantitative method. Purposive and random sampling techniques are employed in order to select the study sites within Hintalo-Wajirat Wereda and study respondents respectively. To collect the required primary source of data, instruments of data collection which include questionnaire, interview, focus group discussion and practical site observation were used. Secondary source of data to strengthen the primary source of data was also carefully examined. In the study, it is revealed that lack of awareness, provision of education and training, absence of supervision and coordination, insufficient daily perdium, inadequate infrastructure, lack of credit service and expensive nature of the price of agricultural inputs were the major factors affecting the implementation of agricultural extension program in Hintalo-Wajirat Wereda. Based on the findings of the study, the research recommended that creating community awareness, providing educational and training facilities, supportive supervision and coordination, establishing sufficient infrastructural conditions, provision of sufficient allowance to agricultural extension workers and credit service to the rural households and increment of the price of agricultural inputs should be the focus of areas by the Governments and NGOs.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Public Management and Policy
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