Problems Faced by Sub Assistant Agricultural Officers in Technology Transfer

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M. M. Hossain
M. S. Ali
R. Afrose
N. N. Shahinur
M. S. Alam

Abstract

Technology transfer to farmers is essential for the improvement of agricultural production in a country like Bangladesh. In connection this issue, the study was conducted to assess the extent of problems faced by Sub Assistant Agricultural Officers (SAAOs) in technology transfer as well as explore the relationship between the selected characteristics of Sub Assistant Agricultural Officers and problems faced by them in technology transfer. The study was conducted in five sub-districts of Narayanganj district namely, Narayanganj sadar, Bandar, Sonargaon, Araihazar and Rupganj with a sample size of 129 by questionnaire method through a structured questionnaire. Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient was used to test the relationship between the selected eight characteristics of SAAOs and the problems faced in technology transfer. The findings reveal that 70.50% of the SAAOs encounter high problems while 27.90% and 1.60% respondents were in medium and low problem category respectively. Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient analysis also revealed that training exposure, job satisfaction and use of the internet showed a negative significant relationship with the problems faced in technology transfer. Based on Problem Faced Index (PFI), “lack of required teaching aid” ranked the highest problem followed by “lack of transportation facilities”.

Keywords:
Agricultural production, sub assistant agricultural officer, technology transfer.

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Hossain, M. M., Ali, M. S., Afrose, R., Shahinur, N. N., & Alam, M. S. (2019). Problems Faced by Sub Assistant Agricultural Officers in Technology Transfer. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 35(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2019/v35i230217
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