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Perceptions of Extension Field Staff Regarding Technology Transfer through Different Extension Approaches

Perceptions of Extension Field Staff Regarding Technology Transfer through Different Extension Approaches

Ejaz Ashraf1*, Hafiz Khuram Sharjeel1, Raheel Babar2, Muhammad Junaid1, Qamar Iqbal3, Rabia Rasheed1 and Nosheen Fatima1 

1College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan; 2Balochistan Agricultural College, Beleli, Quetta, Balochistan-Pakistan; 3Department of Deputy District Officer Agriculture Extension, Sahiwal, Punjab-Pakistan.

ejazashraf60@hotmail.com 

ABSTRACT

The study was conducted in district Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan in 2016 to record and evaluate the performance of extension approaches and Extension Field Staff (EFS) in order to identify the weaknesses or failures behind extension system and to suggest recommendations for improvement in extension approaches and performance of EFS through census study. The total EFS population consists of 155 people and 121 respondents appeared for interview. The non response rate was 21.94%. The analysis showed that training and visit program and demonstration methods were dominant approaches used in technology transfer. The mean of the results showed that low allocation of budget, massive operational area to give satisfactory coverage, less use of multimedia, unavailability of training facilities to EFS, manifold duties assigned to extension officers and top-down dimension of planning of implementation of extension approaches were main weaknesses. The steps like effective evaluation of extension system, use of democratic nature extension approaches, and training facilities to EFS could improve working efficiency of Extension Field Staff and extension approaches thereby. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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