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Table 8 Distribution of agricultural extension agents according to the problems facing extension agents in the field of biological control of fruit flies

From: Training needs assessment of agricultural extension change agents in the field of biological control of fruit fly in Sinai Peninsula

The problems facing extension agents Exist Non-existent Mean % Rank
No % No %
Lack of material resources for extension work 83 76.8 25 23.2 1.77 76.8 7
Belief in ancient pest control practices 88 81.1 20 18.9 1.81 81.1 5
Assigning agricultural extension workers to other administrative work 74 68.4 34 31.6 1.68 68.4 11
Lack of financial incentives and rewards 98 90.5 10 9.5 1.91 90.5 1
Decrease in the number of extension agents 90 83.2 18 16.8 1.83 83.2 4
Lack of rural programs in TV in the field of biological resistance 97 89.5 11 10.5 1.89 89.5 2
Lack of bulletins on fruit flies biological control 83 76.8 25 23.2 1.77 76.8 7
Lack of extension means 91 84 17 16 1.85 83.2 3
Lack of training programs for extension workers in the field of bio-control of fruit fly 86 80 22 20 1.80 80 6
Shortening the training course duration 90 83.2 18 16.8 1.83 83.2 4
Administrative problems at work 69 64.2 37 35.8 1.64 1.64 12
Weak participation of farmers in extension seminars 81 74.7 27 25.3 1.75 74.7 8
Lack of means of transportation for agricultural workers 90 83.2 18 16.8 1.83 83.2 4
Delayed arrival of agricultural extension publications 76 70.5 32 29.5 1.71 70.5 9
Illiterate majority of farmers 75 69.5 33 30.5 1.69 69.5 10