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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2287-2297
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.267


Comparative Study of Training Need Assessment of Agri-Entrepreneurs under Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Center Scheme in India
Taufiq Ahmad1*, Shamsul Hasan2, Rifat Haneef2 and Manoj Kumar Riyal1
1College of Forestry, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
2Deptartment. of Agricultural Communication, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agricultural & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Training need assessment is considered to be the integral part of well designed training programme. Training needs are closely linked to learning: the target population is looked at more closely to determine the actual content, context and delivery method of performance intervention. Present study was conducted in two states of India i.e. Uttarakhand and Punjab to assess the training needs of the agri-entrepreneurs. One training center from each state were randomly selected and total 120 respondents, 60 from each state were selected using simple random sampling method. The data were collected with the help of semi- structured interview schedule and were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Findings revealed that self motivation for own business was one of the major factors, which got the first rank in Punjab and 2nd rank in Uttarakhand. Efficient utilization of resource base (education, knowledge, land etc) obtained 1.88 WMS in Punjab and got second rank, whereas the same factor has scored 2.15 WMS and ranked 1st in the Uttarakhand. Training need of agri-entrepreneurs was higher in the area of agribusiness management with scores of 14.15. The relation between ranks and weighted mean score of states Uttarakhand and Punjab has been studied and found that they followed Zipf-Mandelbrot law (Inverse Power law) (Figure 1, Figure 2) for distribution of respondents for the factors that motivated respondents to join the training programme and linearly increases for the Distribution of respondents according to their training needs assessment with their ranks (Figure 3).


Keywords: Agri-entrepreneur, Training need, Agri-clinics, Agri-business, Weighted mean score, Rank
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Taufiq Ahmad, Shamsul Hasan, Rifat Haneef and Manoj Kumar Riyal. 2019. Comparative Study of Training Need Assessment of Agri-Entrepreneurs under Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Center Scheme in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2287-2297. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.267