Umuahia — Professor of Agricultural Extension at Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Dr Oji Onu Ekumankama has said that agricultural extension workers in Abia and Akwa Ibom states need more in fishery practices.
He stated this while delivering the 40th inaugural lecture of the university entitled, 'Beneficial Technologies on the Farm: An Indispensable Part of the Extension Team."
He said the training should focus on extension message delivery, solid management techniques, agro forestry and economic practices.
He disclosed that the need for more training was revealed after he and two others, at different times in 2018, undertook comparative analysis of the training needs of field extension workers in the two states.
Professor Ekumankama recommended emplacement of policies that would improve the level of formal education of extension workers through well-articulated in-service training courses.