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Sample Past Question ad Answer for Agric. Science

(a) Highlight five roles of agricultural extension in agricultural development in West Africa. [5 marks]

(b) Outline four problems faced by agricultural extension workers in West Africa. [4 marks]

(c) Discuss the cultivation of groundnut under the following headings:
(i) soil requirements;
(ii) method of propagation;
(iii) two methods of storage. [5 marks]

(d) Mention two field pests and two storage pests of maize [5 marks] 

OBSERVATION

According to the official WAEC examiners, this question was fairly attempted by the candidates. From analysis in 6(a-b), most of the candidates who attempted the question could neither highlight the roles of agricultural extension in agricultural development nor outline the problems faced by agricultural extension workers in West African Continent. 

In summary, most of the West African Senior Secondary School Examination candidates were able to discuss the cultivation of groundnut under soil requirements, method of propagation and methods of storage as well as mention field pests and storage pests of maize as required in 6(c) and (d) respectively. 

The expected answers include.

6. (a) Roles of agricultural extension in agricultural development in West Africa

  1. First, provides effective linkage between researchers and farmers 
  2. Secondly, serves as a two-way line of communication between policy makers (government ) and farmers 
  3. Thirdly, provides opportunity for farmers to adopt improved farming methods, techniques and innovations 
  4. Next, enables farmers to be aware of support services available to them including financial assistance /farm inputs 
  5. It also helps farmers to become competent and confident to confront their farming problems at the individual level 
  6. Also, it helps to supervise the beneficiaries of agricultural loans 
  7. They completely assists in the supervision and evaluation of agricultural development programmes 
  8. Keep in mind that it helps farmers to identify better marketing channels to sell their farm produce 
  9. Very importantly, it also helps to improve farmers’ standard of living 
  10. Again, it is discovered that it helps in collection and collation of basic information relating to rural programmes 
  11. They also help to Conducts] and organise training for farmers/educate the farmers 
  12. Finally, they helps in the implementation of auxiliary programmes e.g. formation of Cooperatives, Young Farmers’ Club

(b) Problems faced by agricultural extension workers in West Africa 
  • Language barrier/communication challenges 
  • Conservatism of farmers 
  • Poor remuneration 
  • Socio-cultural barriers/conflicting religious beliefs 
  • Inadequate extension tools 
  • Illiteracy of the farmers 
  • Inadequate/poor transportation facilities 
  • Inadequate extension workers 
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In conclusion, the above question and answer is a sample of the Agric science past specimen which was written by previous students who wrote the exam. Please note that the Agricultural Science practical and specimen 2019/2020 is not out yet because the West Africa Examination Council is yet to release it. In final words, remember that examination malpractice is a serious crime and is punishable under the laws of the Nigerian constitution.
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