2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART F
Training need assessment of SHG members of Bagalkot district
Author(s): Vijaya Hosamani and Vijaymahantesh
Training is an important tool to impart knowledge, internalise skills and change attitudes of the trainees. Farm Universities, developmental departments like Agriculture, Horticulture etc. impart training to the farmers, farm women, SHGs members and youth in different areas of agriculture and allied sectors. But most of the times the organisations will decide the training areas based on the experience, views of scientists or extension personnel. In such cases they may or may not consider the needs of beneficiaries, to whom they are going to train. But this is the most important factor that success of the training depends upon the training needs of the beneficiaries. Once the training needs are identified, it is easy to plan the training programmes accordingly which would furnish the fruitful results. SHGs play an important role in women empowerment. As we all know SHGs became the mouth of women, which gave confidence to them to come forward, to share their needs, problems, to take up entrepreneurial activities and to involve in banking and other business activities. Keeping this in mind the present study was taken up in Bagalkot District of Karnataka to know the training needs of SHG members to tailor made the training programmes. District, Taluks and villages were selected purposively where as random sampling technique was used to select SHG members. Simple statistical tools were used to analyse the data. Study revealed that that Production of Vermi compost, followed by Dairy, Value addition to food grains, Value addition to Vegetables were the training needs required by more than 50.00 per cent of the women members of SHGs. Majority of them preferred three or less than three days duration for training. Cent per cent of the respondents wanted training during summer only. So based on the needs of women hands on trainings could be organised through Universities, Departments or in collaboration with NGOs.
How to cite this article:
Vijaya Hosamani and Vijaymahantesh. Training need assessment of SHG members of Bagalkot district. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(3): 324-326.