The present study was conducted in Maharashtra state to ascertain constraints in organization of farmers’ training perceived by trainers of Krishi Vigyan Kendras and document suggestions in enhancing the effectiveness of training. Each five KVKs, under State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) were selected randomly and data were collected using questionnaire from 43 respondents as trainers of KVKs. Most of the respondents (55.81%) perceived low level of constraints in organization of farmers’ training. However, unwillingness of trainees to attend on-campus training (Mean score 2.023) was the most perceived constraint. There was no significant difference in relation to overall constraints amongst trainers across both type of KVKs. ‘Need based, practical and skill oriented trainings’, ‘the development of infrastructural facilities at KVK’, ‘more emphasis on off-campus training’ etc. were the most important suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness of training.
Constraints, Suggestions, Training, Krishi Vigyan Kendra