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Training assessment on land and water management technologies under watershed project at Chakwal, Punjab-Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Social Sciences Research Institute, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (10), Pages 1-5, October,14 (2018)

Abstract

The present study evaluated the impact of training on professional knowledge about the water saving technologies. In this regard, a three day professional training was organized on "Land and Water Management Technologies" under the project titled "Watershed Rehabilitation and Irrigation Technology Improvements". The training was held in district Chakwal of Punjab, Pakistan from 2nd to 4th February, 2015. This training event was arranged by Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and Soil and Water Conservation Research Institute (SAWCRI) with financial support of "International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The core purpose of this professional training was to build up the respondents' insight with proficiency in water saving techniques to enhance further dissemination and adoption of the specific technologies in other districts of the country. Overall, twenty respondents from different government and non- government organizations attended this professional training. The obtained results showed that the training had positive impact on respondents' knowledge regarding water saving technologies. The results of t-test were statistically highly significant among all the knowledge categories. The t-values and p-values were 8.8, 5.36, 9.69, 13.43 and 0.000, 0.001, 0.000, 0.000 respectively. Similarly, the training respondents were satisfied from the presenters' skills, comprehensive lectures delivered in training session and overall training activities. Majority of the respondents reported that after training, they are capable to adopt these water saving technologies as well as disseminate to others. They appreciated and suggested such kind of training events in future and consider such activities really useful in disseminations and adoption of the water saving techniques.

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