Training Needs of Vegetable Growers in Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh


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  • S.P. Sonkar and O.P. Mishra

Abstract

Importance of training as an indispensable instrument for the development of skill and knowledge cannot be ignored.
Training has become a critical input especially in view of the growing sophistication in agricultural technology as well as
its cost intensive nature. However, no training programme would bring desirable change in knowledge, skill, attitude and
other behavioural components of the farmer unless it is need based. Much can be achieved in the direction of increasing
vegetable production and productivity if the farmers are trained after assessing their level and extent of training needs and
requirements. To know the profile and the level of training need of farmers to carry out their vegetable farming the study
was undertaken in Karanjakala block of Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Two hundred fourteen (214) vegetable growers
were randomly selected as respondents for the purpose of study. The findings reveal that the Majority of the respondents
were in 36 to 54 years age group, having education up to Intermediate, from Other Backward Caste Category, from joint
families, having large size family, large land holdings, agriculture as main occupation, from medium income group, and
having 21 to 32 years of farming experience. Respondents' first choice of training was in the area of Pumpkin cultivation
followed by Bottle Gourd (2nd rank), and Radish (3rd rank). Pumpkin cultivation and Bottle Gourd cultivation were most
preferred vegetable for training. While, the training need preferences in main areas and sub areas of vegetable cultivation
are different for each vegetables.

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19.10.2023

Published

31.12.2015

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Training Needs of Vegetable Growers in Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh. (2015). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 51(3&4), 66-70. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144208