Developing Distance Learning Framework for Promoting Agriculture Education

A. A. Raut and Gyanendra Sharma


Uttarakhand is a newly carved out state, with its 88 per cent area comprising of hills. People working in fields are mostly untrained and use old technologies of crop production and management. They require learning opportunities to gain knowledge and skills in agriculture to make farming profitable and livelihood sustainable. Keeping this in view the present study was under taken to seek farmers’ opinion on delivery mechanism in distance learning. The study indicated that majority of respondents (86.27%) were interested to join need based courses in agriculture through distance learning to enhance their knowledge and skills. Based on farmers’ opinion distance learning framework was developed for promoting agriculture education

Keyword: Agriculture; Distance lea

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