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International Journal of Agriculture and Nutrition

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers regarding the administrative and organizational factors of the communication function in some central governorates of Iraq

Author(s):

Majeed Hadi Salih Al-Hamdany, Sadam Abbas Haskah and Talal Saeed Hameed

Abstract:

The research aimed to identify the level of knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers regarding the administrative and organizational factors related to the communication function in some central governorates of Iraq. Four sub-objectives emerge from it according to the research areas, which are: the level of knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers about the organizational factors related to types of communication, and the level of knowledge of workers in extension centers. agricultural organizational factors related to the goals and policy of the organization, and the level of knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers with organizational factors related to organizational structure and decision-making, the level of knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers on the organizational factors related to organized economics. The sample was randomly selected by 50% of the research community consisting of three governorates in central Iraq, namely Baghdad, Salah al-Din, and Anbar, and their number reached (240) agricultural employees. A random sample of 50% was drawn from them to conduct the research, so the research sample became (120) employees. Agriculturally. The questionnaire form was used to collect data from the respondents after presenting it to the specialists. The validity and reliability of the form were verified to achieve the research objectives. Appropriate statistical tools were used to analyze the data and the SPSS statistical program. Field data was collected through personal interviews with workers in the Baghdad Agriculture Directorate during August 2023.
The results of the research showed that the level of knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers about the administrative and organizational factors of the communication function in some central governorates of Iraq indicates average, and there is weakness in the field of organization and management of the extension organization, and this is due to several reasons, including related to the types of communication between the levels of the organization with regard to the extension centers affiliated with it. As well as a weakness in the ability to make decisions, a lack of clarity in the organizational structure of the extension centers, ambiguity affecting the goals and policies of the agricultural extension centers, and a lack of financial support for those centers. The overall average score was 97.93, with an overall weighted average of 2.96, and a standard deviation of 9.77. The research recommended the need for the relevant authorities in the Ministry of Agriculture to support organization and management in agricultural extension, especially extension centers, because of their great importance in developing farmers in the agricultural sector, communicating modern recommendations to them, developing their skills in organization, and improving the organizational structure of agricultural extension centers.
 

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International Journal of Agriculture and Nutrition
How to cite this article:
Majeed Hadi Salih Al-Hamdany, Sadam Abbas Haskah and Talal Saeed Hameed. Knowledge of workers in agricultural extension centers regarding the administrative and organizational factors of the communication function in some central governorates of Iraq. Int. J. Agric. Nutr. 2024;6(1):92-98. DOI: 10.33545/26646064.2024.v6.i1b.145
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