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

Author's: Imran Arshad1*, Muhammad Umer Rabbani1, Zaheer Ahmed Khan2, Wajiha Ali3
Authors' Affiliations
1SAA Technical & Specialized Services Establishment, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.2Department of Farm Structures, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, SAU, Tandojam, Pakistan.3Agriculture Food and Life Department, SGS Pakistan Pvt. Ltd, Karachi, Sindh – Pakistan.*CorrespondenceImran ArshadEmail:еngr_imran1985@yahoo.com
Article Type: Research Article     Published: Oct. 31, 2021 Pages: 16-20
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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.

Keywords

Agriculture,

Perception Level,

Knowledge,

Extension Services,

Agronomic Practices,

Suggestion,

Ghayathi.

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. Int. J. Altern. Fuels. Energy., 5(2): 16-20.