Keywords: extension workers, worker attitudes, soil fertility, nutrient management, integrated approach, crop production, Bangladesh, sustainable development, sustainability, farmer training, agriculture
Extension workers' attitude towards usefulness of an integrated soil fertility and nutrient management approach in Bangladesh
The main focus of this study was to determine extension workers' attitude towards usefulness of Integrated Soil Fertility (ISF) and Nutrient Management (NM) approach for sustainable crop production. Data were collected from 64 extension workers from four districts in Bangladesh using face-to-face interview from December 2005 to January 2006. Findings indicated that more than two-thirds (68%) of the respondents had highly favourable attitude towards usefulness of ISF and NM approach. A significant proportion (more than 90%) of the extension workers opined farmers' participation in field day and farmers' training as very appropriate techniques to disseminate this approach among farmers.