Impact of Vocational Agricultural Training Programs on the Promotion of Date Palm Cultivation in Ghayathi, United Arab Emirates

Authors

  • Imran Arshad SАА Technical & Specialized Services Establishment, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Muhammad Umer Rabbani SАА Technical & Specialized Services Establishment, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Zaheer Ahmed Khan Department of Farm Structures, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, SAU, Tandojam, Pakistan.
  • Wajiha Ali Agriculture Food and Life Department, SGS Pakistan Pvt. Ltd, Karachi, Sindh – Pakistan.

Keywords:

Agriculture, Perception Level, Knowledge, Extension Services, Agronomic Practices, Suggestion, Ghayathi.

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the perception level of the farmers and labor related to date palm cultivation. A complete list of two fifty respondents was randomly selected who have undergone capacity building programs through training and demonstration on date’s production technologies at Ghayathi city from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The data collected revealed that an overwhelming majority (98%) suggested that their working efficiency could be enhanced by offering them training courses in date palm cultivation. The highest change in perception level of 79.15% and 99.21% was observed in the method of composting and bagging and netting, respectively. Imparting training and literature to the farmers engaged with date palm cultivation by the agriculture extension department were the common suggestions presented by the respondents.

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Published

2021-10-31

How to Cite

Arshad, I., Rabbani, M. U., Khan, Z. A., & Ali, W. (2021). Impact of Vocational Agricultural Training Programs on the Promotion of Date Palm Cultivation in Ghayathi, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy, 5(2), 16–20. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijafe/article/view/582

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