A study to investigate the effectiveness of training and visit system of agricultural extension in Kasama West District, 1990 - 1994
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The Study was designed to determine the effectiveness of training and visit system of Agricultural extension. The total population of Study composed of 18 camp extension officers, 4 block Supervisors and 8 district based Staff plus 7413 farmers. The researcher used random sampling method and picked 10 camps out of 20 camps, and the research was confined to these camps. The researcher collected data using the questionnaire and interview; techniques and analyzed it critically using tables of frequencies, and percentages. The Study revealed that the following are some of the problems which make the T and V system less effective in Kasama west: few; qualified extension officers, and among other problems stated in the Study is lack of transport for supervisory work. Also non- availability of adequate inputs such as seeds and fertilisers and inadequate credit facilities.According to the Study the success or failure of the introduction of Training and visit system of Agricu1ture extension depends on the relevance of contents and degree of popular interest it generates, to any country. The Study recommended among others the following: training of agricultural staff in advanced courses at diploma or degree level, promoting the expansion of market oriented production particularly of small scale farmers who are the majority, streamline the provision of credit resources to producers, improve their command of inputs. These could help Government to find ways of improving the quality, relevance and efficiency of T & V system.
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