Estimating Agricultural Extension Training Efficiency in Kurdistan Region/Iraq during the Period of (2013 –2017) from the Farmer Trainees’ Point of Views

Sakina Mohammed Omer Mohammed

Abstract


The aim of this study was to determine the efficiency of training in many aspects, then to find the differences between the total estimation of training and some variables .The research involved 303 trainees who participated in training courses in all governorates of Kurdistan region during five years (2013-2017). The data were collected through personal interviews. A questionnaire was prepared for this purpose. To confirm the validity, the questionnaire was reviewed by some experts. The reliability coefficient was calculated by Cronbach's Alpha coefficient, and its value was (0.81). The results showed that the estimation level of the extension training efficiency by respondents was medium tending to high, and the training results estimation occupied the first rank, giving the interesting percent of (88.85%). While the methods of selecting the trainees occupied the last rank recording the interesting percent (80.00%). The results indicated significant differences among age, social position, number of training courses, extent of training benefit, attitude towards training, and job satisfaction. While no significant differences were found among gender, residence, academic achievement, and period of training. The researcher recommended activating the training efforts adopted on the principles of planning, execution, and evaluation. There also recommended the adoption of suitable and logical mechanisms to select the trainees for training courses according to their needs and problems during the work, increasing the number of courses with increasing the period of training. The researcher encourages the trainees to participate in training programs and formulating the objectives and training topics.


Keywords


training, extension training, efficiency, extension training efficiency.

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