Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 3&4,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Organic agriculture in African countries: A review


S. A. Adebayo, O. I. Oladele *

Recieved Date: 2011-06-22, Accepted Date: 2011-09-26


This paper presents an analysis of organic agriculture in selected African countries with a view of identifying the factors that influence the adoption of the innovation and the major source of information utilized that enhanced the adoption of the innovation. Some of the factors that influence adoption are age, level of education, farm size, extension contact, source of information etc. while some of the major sources of information include individual contact, demonstration, extension agent, mass media etc. The paper recommends that the extension managers and policy makers should focus on the identified factors and the major source of information used by the farmers with a view of evolving an effective and sustainable extension system.


Organic agriculture, African, adoption, information

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 515-519

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