Impact of Vocational Agricultural Training Programs on the Promotion of Date Palm Cultivation in Ghayathi, United Arab Emirates
Keywords:Agriculture, Perception Level, Knowledge, Extension Services, Agronomic Practices, Suggestion, Ghayathi.
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.
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