Capacity building of stakeholders involved in the value chain of agriculture and allied areas, in public, private and NGO sectors, is adequately emphasized in XII Plan Approach Paper on extension. In this context, a need is felt for quality assessment and improvement of trainers and training institutions engaged in agricultural development. In view of this, a study was taken up to evolve, test and establish the quality parameters for trainers, training institutions and the training process so that the manpower available for agricultural development could be made more competent.
The objectives of this study are to identify the quality parameters and develop a quality index for trainers, training institutions and training process, and propose a ‘Quality Assurance Programme’ with a view to assess, grade and certify the trainers, training process and training institutions engaged in agricultural development.
The study would cover respondents from public and private sector institutions recognized and established by government, quasi government and independent agencies. The outcome expected is a self-administered index, which would help users to define, assess, grade and certify the trainer, training institution and training process. The questionnaires for assessing the trainer, training institutions and training process, have been prepared and are being vetted by experts.