Identification of training needs of Niang Megha farmers in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya
Jaredth BM Wankhar, Debasis Ganguli, Sayed Nabil Abedin, Keshab Jamatia and Pallab Borah
Identification of training needs is a key component for any training programme for dissemination of information and for imparting the required knowledge to the farmers which would enhance their socio-economic profile. This study basically identifies those areas in scientific pig farming practices on which the farmers rearing Niang Megha would seek training for. The study was taken up purposively in East Khasi Hills district due to its sizeable portion of Niang Megha rearing farmers. Mawsynram and Pynursla block were selected randomly from this district for the present study. Two villages each were selected at random from the randomly selected blocks. Data were collected and recorded from a sample size of about 100 respondents by using a structured questionnaire. The analysed data revealed that animal health care was the most preferred area for training (TNI=77.95%) and was ranked 1st followed by feeding management (TNI=72.23%) and general management (TNI=65.70%). The study also disclose that the requirement for floor space, fodder production, sign and symptoms of pregnancy, vaccination against infectious diseases, special care of sow, preparation of value added products and knowledge of zoonotic diseases were the most preferred sub areas for training under housing, feeding, breeding, health care, general management, marketing and environmental control management. Therefore, it can be concluded that training agencies, institutions, organisations and extension workers need to focus on these training need areas while imparting training programmes to such farmers.
How to cite this article:
Jaredth BM Wankhar, Debasis Ganguli, Sayed Nabil Abedin, Keshab Jamatia and Pallab Borah. Identification of training needs of Niang Megha farmers in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(9S): 276-279.