COMMUNITY RADIO BROADCASTING AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF OBOSI TOWN IN ANAMBRA STATE

Abstract

The research is thrust to examine community radio broadcasting and agricultural development of Obosi town in Anambra State. Findings show that the success of agricultural development in rural community largely depends on the nature and extent of use of mass media in mobilization of people for development. The planners in developing countries realize that the development of agriculture could be hastened with the effective use of mass media. Findings show that the people of Obosi local government are having access to at least 3-4 television stations. However, the researcher adopted survey method in carrying out this research with 120 administered questionnaires to the selected respondents with six major communities in Obosi local government area. It was recommended that broadcast media should design and dedicate some airtime to agricultural programmes and should be aired at appropriate time with adequate time enable farmer easy access.

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