Mississippi State University
Lemons, Laura L.
Seal, Susan D.
Hock, Gaea A.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agricultural and Extension Education
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
School of Human Sciences
Rural farmers in developing countries lack knowledge, access to educational resources, and capacity to stay informed of and implement current farming and health practices. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of an educational program on the utilization of native plants in farming and health practices among rural farmers in Ghana. The research objectives were to describe the population, assess farmers’ knowledge of farming and health practices, describe participants’ current and planned behavior, and observe the implementation of the practices taught. Results indicated participants’ knowledge of farming and health practices increased after the workshops. Results also indicated participants of both workshops intended to use all of the practices more often in their farming practices. Future research should include focus group interviews with farmers to gain a deeper understanding of the issues farmers are facing. Future trainings should incorporate experiential learning opportunities for farmers.
Barrett, Alyssa Marie, "Investigating Knowledge and Behavior Intention among Ghanaian Smallholder Farmers" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 2805.