International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B
Effectiveness of training program ‘MAOs as agronomists’ in Telangana
K Chandra Jyothi, P Vijaya Lakshmi, I Sreenivasa Rao and GECH Vidya Sagar
The study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of training program ‘MAOs as agronomists’ in Telangana designed and conducted at Extension Education Institute (EEI), Hyderabad. This training was jointly sponsored by department of agriculture and Professor Jaya Shankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) aiming to transform mandal agricultural officers into agronomists by making use of agro technologies for productive and profitable agriculture in Telangana. Ex-post facto research design was followed for the study, 120 trainee- mandal agricultural officers (MAO’s) were selected from all the three agro climatic zones of the state randomly. The results indicated that the effectiveness of training program was observed to be high (47.50%) followed by medium level (39.20%) and (13.30%) low level category. The results are in consistent with the results of level of knowledge where found under high category (72.50%) followed by medium level (27.50%) and low (0.00%) and perceived training utility under medium category (63.30%) followed by high category (28.40%) and low (8.3%). Job performance found highly improved (48.30%) followed by moderately improved (42.50%) and 9.20 percent under slightly improvement category.