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An Assessment Of The Perception Of Facilitators Of Cotton Integrated Pest Management Programme In Sindh Province Of Pakistan

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Akhtar A Siddiqui ,

Agriculture Extension Wing, Hyderabad, Sindh,, PK
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Agha T Pathan,

Agriculture Extension Wing, Hyderabad, Sindh,, PK
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Ghulam S Mangi,

Agriculture Extension Wing, Hyderabad, Sindh,, PK
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Imran Khatri

Department of Entomology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam,, PK
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Abstract

The purpose of this study conducted in the Sindh province of Pakistan was to assess the performance of facilitator of agriculture extension during implementation of Farmer Field School (FFS) trainings in 2001 to 2004 in the context of FAO-EU-ADB funded National Integrated Pest Management Programme (Nat-IPM) for cotton. The basic principle of Nat-IPM programme was to enable farmers to be self-sufficient, using practices that are agro-ecological friendly. A survey study was carried out in four dis-tricts of Sindh province (Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, and Mirpurkhas). The sample size com-prised of 48 facilitators who participated in Training of Facilitators (ToF) and ran FFSs. The present study revealed that despite of some constraints, facilitators performed effectively during training activi-ties that shows FFS was a favorable process for learning IPM practices with special reference to cotton crop. Results of present study a confirmation of the adoption and a validation of IPM-FFS as a success-ful extension approach in Sindh province of Pakistan.

Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension 15(3): 2012: page 1-5

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tare.v15i3.5249

How to Cite: Siddiqui, A.A. et al., (2013). An Assessment Of The Perception Of Facilitators Of Cotton Integrated Pest Management Programme In Sindh Province Of Pakistan. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 15(3), pp.1–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v15i3.5249
Published on 20 Feb 2013.
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