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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (2011)

The learning space between female farmers and female extension workers : a case study of Mir Bacha Kot district of Kabul province, Afghanistan

Shamim Wazhma

Titre : The learning space between female farmers and female extension workers : a case study of Mir Bacha Kot district of Kabul province, Afghanistan

Auteur : Shamim Wazhma

Université de soutenance : Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Grade : Master in Rural Development and Communication 2011

Résumé
Clearly, Afghanistan’s future is synonymous with agriculture. The aim of this study was to contribute to the improvement of women’s benefit in extension services of HLP by exploring the learning space of female farmers trained by female extension workers in MBK district of Kabul province. To achieve this, the research looked at the services HLP deliver to the female farmers according to its goals, female farmers’ learning needs and the involvement of female farmers in agricultural extension training, and to the performance of female extension workers in the agricultural extension trainings.

The research was carried out in Kabul (Capital City) through conducting a case study in MBK district in Afghanistan. Data was collected through checklists with planned observation through qualitative method. The focus respondents were 6 female extension workers and 20 female farmers which were selected randomly from 9 geographically near to remote villages.

HLP relied on a general need assessment for all regions and all kinds of farming system without addressing gender issues and gender needs and interest of men and women. Farmers do not have much confidence in extension workers’ competency and nor extension workers are regular, because of their long coverage. Extension workers of HLP lack skills and knowledge in extension methods, communication and presentation skills to work.

Another challenging issues were training methods because the farmers revealed that it was more theoretical, interest of farmers were for the delivery of the practical training. To make the trainings more effective and interesting extension workers should carry out practical training which is very useful for illiterate farmers to upgrade their knowledge and practical abilities.

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