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Agricultural Extension Worker Role in the Transfer of Garlic Production Technology: A Case Study of Balochistan Province, Pakistan

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Nawab Khan, Rahmat Ullah, Nanak Khan, Mohammad Naseem, Mansoor Rasheed, Farhatullah Khan, Naqeeb Ullah, Syed Muhammad, Muhammad Khayyam, Muhammad Ihtisham, Badar Naseem Siddiqui

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Int. J. Biosci.18( 1), 26-35, January 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/18.1.26-35


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The garlic production of local growers in Baluchistan, Pakistan, has the potential to be increased with the role of agricultural extension workers. Therefore, this study was organized with the aim to examine the agricultural extension worker role in the transfer of garlic production technology in the Ziarat District of Balochistan, Pakistan. The research data was performed in three villages of tahsil Sinjawi, namely Raigura, Giwari, and Ozlyze. The total number of sampled farmers were chosen from selected villages by the proportional allocation method. In terms of literacy rate, illiterate farmers accounted for 25% and literate for 75%. Farm size in the research area was evaluated in acres, and 25% were those having 1-5 acres of landholding. The outcomes indicated that 39% of growers grow garlic on 1-3 acres, followed by 27% on 4-6 acres. In the study area, solitary 40% of the farmers knew the extension department. While 60% were unaware, 27% of the growers stated extension workers visits as the sole source of information, whereas the remaining 29% of the farmers learned through mass media, and 44% of farmers already knew the extension department. A huge proportion of respondents, i.e., 82%, did not go to the extension office, while 18% seek guidance. It was concluded that the significant source of knowledge and awareness of garlic production for the majority of growers were fellows, relatives, farmers, and companions. Our study suggested that the agricultural extension department should facilitate their employees to regularly visit the fields, collaborate, and negotiate farmers’ problems and requirements pertaining to garlic production.


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