keywords: Adoption, agriculture, farmers, poultry, technologies
Do extension workers recommend poultry technologies and are they adopted by farmers? The study engaged in the adoption of poultry-based recommended technologies by farmers in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. It appraised adoption levels of nine items of poultry-based recommended technologies using the Sigma Method of adoption and inspected the adoption level of the selected Niger Delta States. The study population was ADP poultry practitioners in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and the Delta States. The selection of farmers was done using a combination of a multistage sampling procedure and simple random sampling techniques to achieve a sample size of 90 farmers. A dichotomous designed questionnaire was used to get facts from respondents. Results obtained showed that recommended adopted poultry practices in Akwa Ibom states had the highest adoption mean score (4.68) followed by Delta (4.42) and Bayelsa (4.08). The three states were rated at a medium level of adoption having a pooled mean of 4.39. The study concluded that the adoption categories of the nine recommended technologies were high (0%), medium (55.6%), and low (44.5%) levels across the Niger Delta area, respectively. It was recommended that there should be an increase in adoptable best practices and that extension workers should conduct more training sessions for poultry farmers.