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ANALYSIS OF THE COMPETENCY LEVELS OF EXTENSION ADMINISTRATION IN THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Hussain, Nisar (2004) ANALYSIS OF THE COMPETENCY LEVELS OF EXTENSION ADMINISTRATION IN THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN. PhD thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

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Abstract

There are some 1.3 billion people around the globe who live on less than one US dollar a day. As a results, more than 800 million people do not gent enough food to eat and over a billion lack access to safe water. These figures are considered signs of abject poverty. The United Nations Human Development report (HRD-1997) indicates that Pakistan is at the bottom of Human Development index with a dismal ranking of 139 and this is fare below Sri Lanka (91), China(108) Maldives (111), Myanmar (131) and India (138) in South-Asian region. Pakistan is basically and agricultural county. About two-thirds (67.5%) of its people live in rural areas and depend upon agriculture for their livelihood. Agriculture accounts for 24% of the GDP and employs 48.4% of the total workforce (Govt. of Pakistan,2003). That is why the Government is quite prudently treating agriculture as a priority sector in its policy of strategic planning to accelerate economic growth and alleviate the extreme poverty syndrome. The agricultural extension service (AES) which is a provincial responsibility I Pakistan tries to educate farmers regarding the adoption of latest technology. Recently the extension administrators have been required to work under a different paradigm i.e Decentralized extension. Therefore this study was designed to identify and prioritize the training needs of extension administrators (EAs) regarding their professional competencies in the Punjab, Pakistan. The study used a descriptive survey research methodology. Out of 134 extension administrators, a random sample of 112 was taken. A questionnaire was developed by the researcher from the synthesis of related literature and organized series of workshops. The questionnaire was consisted of two parts (1) Biographical information

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:human development index, extension administration, extension administrators, punjab, agricultural extension systems
Subjects:Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences(a)
ID Code:762
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:19 Oct 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:02

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