Assessment Of Awareness And Adoption Of Improved Cassava Production Techniques In Value Chain Development Programme By Smallholder Farmers In Benue State, Nigeria
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The Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) is a six-year project of the government of Nigeria funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Benue State is one of the six (6) States in Nigeria participating in the VCDP. IFAD, through VCDP, is assisting smallholder farmers in Benue State to take away the stress of traditional cassava production techniques by using modern improved cassava production techniques while promoting farming as a form of business. It was hypothesized that availability of information and improved cassava production technologies through the VCDP would be very important to improving the level of awareness and adoption of the improved cassava production techniques by smallholder farmers. The main objective of this study was to assess the state of awareness and adoption of improved cassava production technique by smallholder farmers in the state.