EFFECT OF LINKAGES AND NETWORKING ON ROLE PERFORMANCE OF STAKEHOLDERS IN CASSAVA RESEARCH OUTPUT UPTAKE IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Ibrahim Adebayo ADEKUNLE, Akinloye Jimoh FARINDE

Agricultural research outputs are useless until they are picked up by end users, adapted and or utilised for solving social, economic and environmental problems thus bringing about sustainable development. This study assessed the effects of linkages on roles of stakeholders in cassava research output uptake in Oyo State, Nigeria. It specifically described the cassava stakeholders’ characteristics, identified the roles performed by stakeholders in relation to the linkages used for networking in the cassava research output uptake process in Oyo State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was employed to select respondents. Stakeholders were purposively selected along cassava value chain. Only 40 percent of the stakeholders were proportionately selected based on numerical strength in the State. They include research scientists, agricultural extension agents, agricultural input suppliers, cassava farmers, cassava produce processors, cassava produce marketers and three policy makers/legislators.. Data were collected using questionnaire. Data were analyzed with appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics. The results show that the mean age of all the stakeholders along the cassava value chain was 50.04±5.07 years and mean years of experience was 16.76±6.91years. All the cassava stakeholders had at least 50 percent of their expected roles performed above their grand mean score. All the cassava stakeholders make use of agricultural shows/exhibitions and informal contact as major linkages to facilitate uptake of cassava research outputs. In conclusion, there exists a positive and significant effect and relationship between the role performance of stakeholders and the linkages used to transfer the cassava research output (r=0.755).

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ADEKUNLE I.A., FARINDE A.J. 2018, EFFECT OF LINKAGES AND NETWORKING ON ROLE PERFORMANCE OF STAKEHOLDERS IN CASSAVA RESEARCH OUTPUT UPTAKE IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 11-22.


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