Training Needs of Women Dairy Farmers in AL Saniya District, AL Qadisyah Province, Iraq.
AbstractAny increase in milk production depends on effective use and application of improved dairy farming practices which requires some changes in knowledge and skills of dairy farm women’s that can reached by training . The study was conducted in AL Qadisyah Province, Iraq. A sample of 125 farm women was selected through random sampling. Face-to-faces interviews with a structured questionnaire were used to collect data. The majority of respondents (61.6%) had a medium level of training needs on some dairy farming practices followed by high (26.4%) and low (12%) levels of training needs. Health care is the most preferred training aspect of farm women followed by feeding, clean milk production, breeding and marketing, while care and management of milking animals, disease Prevention, feeding of milk animals, and preparation of milk products the most preferred training sup aspect. The study recommends that improved dairy farming practices should be diffuse and application by dairy farm women’s .
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