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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 18 | Page No.: 2068-2077
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2068.2077
 
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Reworking the Analytical Framework for Plantain and Banana (Musa sp.) Innovation System in Nigeria for Improved Learning and Capacity Development
B.O. Faturoti, M.C. Madukwe, E.M. Igbokwe and A.E. Agwu

Abstract:
A framework for plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria, where learning and capacity development will be fully realised was presented to replace the existing framework which was modelled along the now moribund top-down approach which T and V system of extension methods set out to correct. Actors in plantain and banana innovation system were classified into 5 groups based on their actions (research, technology transfer, government agencies, farmers and marketers) Data were collected in eleven Nigeria states from a total of 95 respondents, on capacity development, resource capabilities, learning and learning alliances among stakeholders in the innovation system. The result revealed IITA, NIHORT and NSPRI as the major technology generating agencies in plantain and banana innovation system In Nigeria. Above average linkage index was recorded from 7 of the 18 stakeholders IITA (57.6%), university (69.2%), ADP (65.6%), plantain and banana cooperative (53.9%), plantain and banana farmers (77.6%), plantain and banana marketers (70.1) and plantain and banana consumers (55.8%). The study concluded that a framework for plantain and banana innovation system should be that with multi-dimensional interactions among stakeholders with the end users at the centre of all actions, which will allow a demand-supply pool that will make technology so generated needed and utilised for greater social and economic benefits in plantain and banana innovation system in Nigeria.
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B.O. Faturoti, M.C. Madukwe, E.M. Igbokwe and A.E. Agwu, 2010. Reworking the Analytical Framework for Plantain and Banana (Musa sp.) Innovation System in Nigeria for Improved Learning and Capacity Development. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 2068-2077.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2068.2077

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.2068.2077

 
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