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dc.contributor.authorRamjattan, Jeet
dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Ataharul
dc.contributor.authorGanpat, Wayne
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean and Americasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-07T22:58:36Z
dc.date.available2020-08-07T22:58:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-20
dc.identifier.issn2311-1550en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/3639
dc.description.abstractAgricultural extension agents are highly credited for their roles of providing advice to farmers and supporting their learning and decision-making to improve livelihoods. The use of appropriate methods to promote learning in developing countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, has often been highlighted as a development priority. Nevertheless, agricultural extension agents encounter difficulties in applying new competencies. Understanding and utilising appropriate methods based on farmers’ learning needs is critical. This study sought to investigate extension agents’ use of learning-based extension methods. A survey was conducted with 106 extension agents. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were used to analyse data. The findings show that male agents prefer Plant Clinics and Farmer Field School learning methods. Social influence and networking among organisations had a significant influence on the use of Discovery Based Learning methods. The positive influence of social pressure motivated the agents. The study recommends supporting facilitative conditions through a coordinated programme and to focus on farmers’ learning as a critical consideration for improving the use and impact of learning-based methods.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Learning for Development;vol. 7, no. 2
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.source.urihttps://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/378en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Extensionen_US
dc.subjectTeaching and Learning Methodsen_US
dc.titleAgricultural Extension Agents' Use of Learning-Based Extension Methods in Trinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameTrinidad and Tobagoen_US


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