Effectiveness of Training on Improved Sorghum Production Technologies, Value-Addition and Sweet Sorghum Perspectives
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 36-44
Received: Sep. 25, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 9, 2019; Published: Jun. 10, 2019
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Rajendra Rambhau Chapke, Agricultural Extension Unit, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India
Vilas Tonapi, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India
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Abstract
Training is an integral part of agricultural development process. The study was aimed to assess effectiveness of training which was imparted to improve competency of extension functionaries with latest knowledge and skills about latest sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) production technologies. In this study descriptive, correlation, regression and t-test were used and all the extension officials participated in the training was included as population (N=36). Data were collected before and after the training course through direct interview and group discussions with help of experts-tested questionnaires. Results revealed that the participants’ training needs were more of commercial-oriented like, value-addition, sweet sorghum, sorghum in rice-fallows and market-led extension. The results of Pearson’s correlation coefficient showed that there was positive significant relation between job experience, trainings exposure to the trainees, level of satisfaction about the training, their age, education and their learning from this training. These variables appeared to be the best fit in the regression model (R2= 0.99075). Majority of them (75%) had moderate level of satisfaction regarding entire training course. More than half of them (53%) had gained the knowledge almost three times more (61-80 knowledge score range) than the pre-training knowledge level (11-40 knowledge score range). The t-test results showed that there was significant difference (at the 0.01 level).
Keywords
Effectiveness of Training, Sorghum, Knowledge Gain, Satisfaction of Trainees, Usefulness of Training
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Rajendra Rambhau Chapke, Vilas Tonapi, Effectiveness of Training on Improved Sorghum Production Technologies, Value-Addition and Sweet Sorghum Perspectives, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 36-44. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20190802.12
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