Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology

AEC 301
FUNDAMENTALS OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
AEC 301 | AEC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

 Introduction and Course Overview  Introduction to Extension  Scope of Extension  The Role of Government in Extension  Support Systems in Extension  Extension Process  History of Extension Services In Nigeria  Adult Education  Teaching – Learning Process in Extension  REVISION

AEC 303
Introduction to Rural Sociology
AEC 303 | AEC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

 Meaning, Nature and Scope of Rural Sociology  Rural Sociology as a science; problem identification  Hypothesis testing, etc  Basic sociological Concepts; Society, Values, Norms Beliefs etc  Social stratification and Social Mobility  Major Social Institutions; Family, Education, Religion Economy and Political  Social Groups and Social Processes  Social change and diffusion in Agricultural Innovation Adoption  Challenges of Rural Development in Nigeria REVISION

AEC 305
EXTENSION TEACHING/LEARNING PROCESS AND METHODS
AEC 305 | AEC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

 Introduction and Course Overview.  Extension teaching methods  Indigenous extension teaching methods  Extension as an educational process: the meaning of the concepts of teaching, learning and motivation  Steps in teaching, learning, and principle of teaching and learning, teaching of and learning by adults;  Audio-visual aids for extension teaching: purpose of visual aids  Preparation of audio-visual aids and presentation of teaching aid  Practical: role play, visits to Ministry of Agriculture, Villages, Design, preparation and utilization of audio-visual aids  Preparation and use of media resources and report writing  REVISION

AEC 307
Agricultural Extension Strategies and Supporting Services
AEC 307 | AEC | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Introduction and Course Overview Meaning of strategies in Agricultural Extension. Leadership in Agricultural Extension • Meaning of local leader • Importance of local leaders. • Characteristics of local leader • Types of local leader Local Groups • Definition of local groups • Characteristics of local groups • Importance of local groups. • Types of local groups Agricultural Extension supporting services • Definition of Extension support service • Institutions that provide support services • Research-Extension-Farmer-Input linkage.(REFILS) • Meaning and functions of REFILS Extension Supporting Institutions • Research Institutes • Agricultural Development Programmes • Banks and credit/ thrift Societies • Input Supply companies • Agro- Allied industries • Non –governmental Organizations • Community Based Organization. Extension and Rural development Strategies in Nigeria. • Meaning of development strategies • Examples of development strategies in Nigeria. • Merits and Demerits of identified strategies. Revision

AEC 309
Extension Programme Development
AEC 309 | AEC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an introductory course to the concept of programme development/planning in agricultural extension activities. Since Agricultural extension is all about planned intervention to facilitating changes in knowledge skills and attitude, students will be taught the basic principles that enable extension to achieve this goal. Rudimentary issues like types of programmes, processes as well as approaches to programme development will be dealt with.

AEC 311
Basic Principle in Rural Development Studies
AEC 311 | AEC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

 Concept and Scope of Rural Life  Semi-urban and Urban settlements  Values of rural people  Concept of Rural Development  Theories of Rural Development  Principles of Rural Development  Approaches to rural Development  Case studies of Rural Development programmes  Role of local Leadership in Rural Development  The Rural Development Worker  (Training, Qualities, curriculum)  Evaluation of Rural Development  Revision

AEC313
TEMP AEE 313 COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AND LEADERSHIP
AEC313 | aec | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Definition of a community, characteristics of communities. Methodologies of community studies. Concept of Community organization and development. Basis for community development activities. Principles of community development. Benefits of community development. Stages/Process of communitydevelopment. Community development agents, characteristics, functions and principles of operation. Concept of leadership, types of leaders, style of leadership, functions of leaders. Theories of leadership. Role agriculture and agricultural extension in community development. Extension agents in providing administrative organisation for rural development. Agric.Extension and community development programme. Leadership structure in rural community, legitimization of programmes and diffusion of innovation.

AEC 302
Organization of Village Communities
AEC 302 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to give students first-hand information on various classes of Village organization of major ethnic groups in Nigeria; Social groups and associations; Leadership in rural communities; characteristics, types, functions, role of leaders in rural development and extension work; Definition of Rural Development; Development of rural community leaders; Organizations for rural development in Nigeria; Ingredients for Area Development and Growth attitudes of People, natural resources and institutions; Government involvement in rural Development; Rural Industrialization and Mobilizing Community People for Development. The relevance of various community development efforts will be understood.

AEC 304
Monitoring and Evaluation of Extension programme
AEC 304 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The meaning and value of monitoring and evaluation; monitoring and evaluation in extension education; the nature of programme to be evaluated and programme characteristics; the process of monitoring and evaluation: who monitors/evaluates, what depth of evaluation: Kind or types of monitoring/evaluation and the process as a sequence of decisions; Evaluation framework: three major elements of evaluation: criteria, evidence and judgement, a case study.

AEC 306
Agricultural Education and Training
AEC 306 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for students of Agricultural Extension and communication Technology and is intended to expose the students to the concept of agricultural education. Training programmes for agricultural extension workers will be at the knowledge of the students and they are also expected to have the knowledge of need analysis of the communities they will relate with. Topics to be covered include; Concept of Agricultural Education and Training, Purpose of Agricultural Education, Social Setting for Agricultural Education, Characteristics of Under Educated Adults and their implications in Agricultural Education, Principles of Planning farmer Education Programmes, Training Need Identification, Training Need Analysis, Approaches of Extension Training, and Problems of Extension Training in Nigeria.

AEC 308
EXTENSION METHODS AND COMMUNICATION
AEC 308 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The students of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology will be able to understand and familiarize themselves with the concept of communication in extension and the various methods needed in having an effective exchange of ideas at every level of communication, until it gets to the farmer on the field and an effective feedback is received. Students will be able to know the Meaning and concept of communication and Extension; communication process: Major, Model or theory, Element of communication process; Principle of communication in extension, relationship between communication, teaching-learning and adoption process in extension; Communication; Importance of design/preparation and utilization of Audio-Visual aids in Extension; Computer and allied tools in Extension communication. There will be practical sessions in the area of Design, preparation and utilization of audio-visual aids and media resources, communication model building and role-playing.

AEC 310
: Rural Community Development
AEC 310 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an introductory course to the concept of community development in rural areas. Students will be taught the basic principles facilitating development through self help in rural communities. Rudimentary issues like concept and theories of development and communities, approaches and stages of community development will be dealt with.

AEC 312
Introduction to Rural Sociology
AEC 312 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an introductory one intended to expose the students to rural life studies. As agricultural extension trainees, the students need to be Intimated and well informed about social life in the rural society in terms of culture, values, norms, beliefs and economic livelihoods. Therefore, the course is planned to arm the students on how to be effective and proficient in the art of working with the farmers, having understood how the rural dwellers interact and interrelate on the premises of the values they hold on to. Topics to be covered include, Meaning and Scope of Rural Sociology, Basic Sociological Concepts, Major Social Institutions, Social Groups and Social Processes. Other topics also include: Social Stratification and Social Mobility, Diffusion Process in Agricultural Innovation and Challenges of Rural Development in Nigeria.

AEC 314
Agro Industrial Information Generation and Utilization
AEC 314 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to give students first hand information on agro allied industries and thus arouse their interest in the functionality of agro-industry in Nigeria business environment. The link between research institutes, universities and the agro allied industry will be studied with emphasis on how information is generated and transferred between the research institutes, universities, farmers and the agro allied industry. The course will give the students ampoule opportunity to visit various agro allied industry both within and outside the state so that they can appreciate and have a better understanding of the link between agricultural produce (raw materials) and agro allied industries. Topics to be covered include meaning, characteristics, and constraints of agro industry; information generation, packaging and utilization by agro industry. The relevance of various research institutes and their research breakthroughs relevant to specific agro industries.

ARE302
Elements of Agricultural Economics & Policy
ARE302 | AEC | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to teach basic concepts of Agriculture and Agricultural development theories. To achieve these goals the following topics are to be covered ; Roles of agriculture in the Nigerian economy , problems of Nigerian agriculture, capital formation in agriculture. It also touches reasons for government intervention in agriculture. Elementary components of agricultural policy and its problems in Nigeria are to be discussed. Market structures and international trade are to be discussed too.

ARE 306
Farm Records and Accounts
ARE 306 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to inculcate in students the culture of maintaining effective and efficient records of all farm/ agribusiness transactions and preparation/analysis of simple farm financial statements from the records. The course will entail design of various farm records, highlight of essential documents (books of account) require for the establishment of farm accounting unit.

ARE 308
Farm Management Principles and Decisions
ARE 308 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course will provide the students the information required for organizing and operating the farm business with a view to generating maximum possible income on a continuous basis. Since farming serves as a source of livelihood to many families in several developing economies, this course is also designed to facilitate the students’ understanding of decision making with respect to optimal uses of farm resources either as farm managers or extension advisory services providers to farm families. Thus after taken this course, the students are expected to understand the principles required for making rational decisions in the allocation of resources and the adoption of new production technologies.

FAT 306
Fish Farming Techniques
FAT 306 | AEC | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach students on how to manipulate the land and fish resources available to maximize yield. The scope of this course encompasses types of aquaculture practices, fish culture methods, Integrated fish culture, history and status of aquaculture in Nigeria, site selection and selection of fish for aquaculture, water recirculation system and other enclosures for fish culture and other management practices in fish farming.