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SALU-Commerce & Economics Review

Authors:
Ahmed Ali Mengal PhD. (Corresponding Author)
Agribusiness Directorate: Agriculture Research Institute (ARI) Sariab Quetta
Habibullah Magsi PhD.
Agricultural Economics, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam
Fateh Muhammad Baloch
Livestock Research Institute (PARC) Turbat Balochistan
M. Naimatullah Babar
Agricultural Economics, Gomal University D.I. Khan, Pakistan

Abstract:
Present research set out the public and private agricultural extension services with the term of human resources practices. Five districts, one from each ecological zone, were taken purposively: namely Kech, Lasbela, Kalat, Killa Saifullah and Sibi. A sample of (250) farmers and (100) public and private Extension Field Staff (EFS) was taken as sample size by using the multi-stage random sampling technique. Null hypothesis was also tested in order to know the variances in the perceptions of the respondents. The results revealed that majority (88.5 percent) of the farmers did not receive any farm visits from public EFS. Majority (87.7 percent) of the farmers receive regular visit by private EFS. Farmer’s ranked field day and seminar 1st and 2nd respectively. Overwhelming majority of the farmers received result demonstration methods (68. 92 percent) by private EFS, which were ranked first. While private EFS provided the HRD practices (70.6 percent). Private extension services have extra strength against to public extension, while public extension services have more flaws as weaknesses and are facing problems in technology transfer process. The study recommended that public EEFS should visit the farmer’s farm and home regularly. Result demonstration and campaign should be organized at union council level as these methods were perceived effective. Private extension services should use holistic tactic plus contact those farmers who have small land holding size.