Role of Private Agricultural Extension Sector in Gezira State, Sudan

  • Ahmed Abdel Rahman Department of Agricultural Extension and Training, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, P. O. Box. 20, Sudan.
  • Omran Yousif Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, P. O. Box. 20 , Sudan.
Keywords: Agricultural extension services, private extension sector, Gezira State, Sudan.


The aim of this study was to assess the role of private agricultural extension sector in  Gezira State ,Sudan. Field survey was used to collect data from  100 small scale farmers in 2014/2015 growing season using full count methods. The collected data were statistically analyzed and interpreted using percentage, frequency distribution and chi-square test. The majority of the results showed significant association between all kind of  extension services provided by private agricultural extension sector and increase in farmer`s production. It can be concluded that private agricultural extension sector in  Gezira State can play more effective role if it can be supported by enough well trained extension officers . Thus, The private agricultural extension sector in  Gezira State should be supported by all concerned  input companies, local NGOS , individuals and other agribusiness enterprises and the number of extension field staff should be increases and well trained. 


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