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Training needs of Rural youths in various livestock production practices


Janmoni Shyam
PhD Scholar,
Division of Extension Education,
IVRI, Izatnagar


Hema Tripathi
Principal Scientist and Programme Coordinator,
KVK, IVRI, Izatnagar


Balaraju B.L.
PhD Scholar,
Division of Extension Education,
IVRI, Izatnagar


Abstract


The present study was conducted in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. This paper identifies some training needs of rural youths in livestock production practices and discusses the relevance of such needs to rural development. Structured interview schedule was used to collect information from 100 respondents. Analysis of the collected data revealed that overall training need index was 72.26%. Maximum training needs in case of area specific training were observed for cattle production (81.23%) and buffalo production (78.87%). The most important sub areas of training needs were in breeding management, health management, feeding management, forage production and storage, housing management, adaptation to climate change, marketing of milk and milk products and marketing of meat and meat products. The results of the study will help the extension agencies to develop suitable training programmes and strategies for the rural youths in the study area.


Keywords: Training needs, Rural youths, Livestock production systems.

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