Halima Shehu, Yakubu Mudi Aliyu, Abubakar Yahaya


This study analyzed the perceived effectiveness on suitability of extension delivery methods on poverty reduction among female headed households in Borno State, Nigeria. Specific objectives of the study were; assess the perceived effectiveness of suitability of extension delivery methods; determine the determinants of poverty status among the respondents. Both primary and secondary sources of information were used. Multistage sampling technique was employed for the study. Structured questionnaire was administered to 270 respondents. Both descriptive statistics such Likert Type scales, ranking; inferential statistics such as probit model was employed. Demonstrations were found to be the most suitable extension method preferred by the respondents with a perception status of 60.3%. Poverty line was estimated at #6,489.67 with a mean monthly expenditure of # 9,734.5. Majority (64.0%) of the respondents were found to be poor. The coefficient of age, education, household size, child dependency ration, income, farming experience, access to social networks, participation in extension activities were found to be significant at different levels. Inadequate demonstration materials, inappropriate schedule for extension meeting were identified as the most critical problems to effective extension services delivery in the study area.. Demonstrators should use locally source materials. Scheduled of extension meetings should put into cognizance the scheduled of women with regards to their household chores. Farmers should be given informal education through the formation of women farmers groups with a view to enhance their understanding of modern agricultural practices


Perceived Effectiveness, Extension Delivery methods, Poverty status, Female headed households

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