An Analysis of the Impact of Demand Driven Agricultural Extension on Agricultural Productivity: A case of Kwale, Kinango and Msambweni District
Muthoka, Japheth N
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Supply driven agricultural extension has been criticized as one among the major factors causing decline of agricultural productivity. The new thinking is that agricultural productivity can be improved by making agricultural extension demand driven. About 50% of Kenyans are food insecure while significant potential for increased production remains unexploited. Among the problem of poor agricultural production is ineffective agricultural extension system and policy. The objectives of this study was to establish whether farmers can form common interest groups which will be involved in decision making and demand agricultural extension packages of their choice hence increasing agricultural productivity. Also to establish any other factors which causes increased agricultural productivity. The findings are that when farmers demand for agricultural extension package of their choice there is increased agricultural productivity. The recommendation of this study is that the decisions, the indigenous knowledge of the farmers are critical to adoption of sustainable .agricultural extension hence increased agricultural production.