-Language barrier: this leads to improper dissemination of information

-Inadequacy of well trained extension officers makes the work more difficult
-High level of illiteracy among farmers does affect the rate of adoption of new farm techniques.
-Attitude of farmers towards the extension officer makes his work more difficult.  He is often regarded as tax collector.
-Problem of transportation: the extension officer does not have vehicle to go round farms and this hinders his performance.
-Inadequate motivation of extension officers. He is not properly remunerated for his effort.
-Inadequate resources such as finance and materials make his work more tedious.
-Inadequate publicity e.g mass media are not utilized in publicizing extension programmes.