Journal of Extension Education (Jul 2016)

Training Needs of KVK Personnel and Farmers of NEH Region in Horticulture

  • Venkattakumar Ramanujam,
  • G. Senthil Kumaran,
  • G.A Atheequlla

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 27, no. 4


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North East Hill (NEH) Region has adequate potential for developing horticulture. To enhance productivity and profitability in horticulture in this region, it is imperative to train the farmers. Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), the main outreach arm of ICAR train the farmers on need-based themes. There are 78 KVKs are functioning in NEH region. To enhance the expertise of the KVK personnel in horticulture, it is necessary to train them regularly. To train the farmers and KVK personnel in NEH region in horticulture, there is a need to assess their training needs. With this view, a questionnaire survey was conducted with KVK personnel (42) to assess their training needs and the training needs of farmers as perceived by KVK personnel in NEH region. The results of the survey was analyzed to arrive at meaningful conclusions. The results are presented in this paper for sensitizing the training organizations in order to design effective training modules for stakeholders of NEH region in Horticulture.