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Implications of Trainer and Trainee based Dynamics Affecting Farmers Training Meetings

Volume 1 - Issue 7

Umair Talib*, Ijaz Ashraf, Badar Naseem Siddiqui and Gulfam Hasan

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    • Extension & Rural Development, University of Agriculture, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Umair Talib, Institute of Agriculture, Extension & Rural Development, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; Email: umair1754@gmail.com

Received: December 07, 2017;   Published: December 15, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000596

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Abstract

About 60% population resides in rural areas depending on agriculture for getting its livelihoods. As it is the main source of foreign exchange earnings, it accounts for 21 percent of the GDP and absorbs 45% of total labour force. It is direst need to train farmers about farm management and new technologies. This requisite is executed through extension services. It builds the capacity of farming community for advanced agricultural practices. It is unique service in the sense that it provides access to small farmers and rural poor living far from the urban areas in addition to technology transfer. Present study was conducted in district Faisalabad. The data reveal that poor assessment psychological assessment of local talent and observation of resource poor farmer by the trainer are the most deleterious elements affecting the training meetings while farmer less interest and illiteracy are the trainee based serious factors causing training meetings less fruitful. The focus group discussions concluded that reveal that normally the EFS select the resource rich person like feudal, lord or Choudhary as a focal person.

The agriculture department selects a biased focal farmer who is not venerable among the entire village farming community. The biased hub farmer does not call all the farmers for farmers meeting. The relaying of trainees on their previous knowledge reduces the farmer’s interest in training meetings. It is indirectly defying of sole purpose of this maneuver. Therefore, it is suggested that agriculture sector should select the focal persons on merit or unbiased bases. The farmer should also join the meeting with perceptive minds so that dream of agricultural prosperity becomes true.

Keywords: Implications; Dynamics; Training Meeting

Abbreviations: BDS: Basic Democracy System; IRDP: Integrated Rural Development Program; T&V: Training and Visit; FA: Field Assistants; SPSS: Statistical Package for Social Sciences

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