10.5191/jiaee.2001.08204

 

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of semimigrant nomads in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province, Iran with respect to sheep and goat management and production practices. A random sample of 368 semimigrant nomads was selected using stratified random sampling techniques. Data were collected through personal interviews with each selected participant. The highest overall learning needs of participants were animal nutrition, shelter and equipment, and rangeland management. Participants indicated a preference for hands-on programming over other types of delivery methods. Nomads thought winter was the most appropriate season for offering educational programs. Nomads wanted to attend programs in their villages. Low literacy rates, migratory patterns, and specialized learning needs present a special challenge for Extension and the Ministry of Agriculture in regards to developing and delivery needed training.

 

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