TRAINING MODULES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURE: SUB-DISTRICT AND DISTRICT LEVEL AGRICULTURE OFFICERS OF BANGLADESH
The training modules developed from training needs assessment carried out during 2010-2011 were further pilot tested and modified. The pilot testing of training modules was carried out for two levels of agriculture extension officers i.e. district and upazila agriculture officers and Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers operating at the village level. Pre- and post-training evaluations were carried out through structured questionnaires and the results were statistically tested using paired t-test. The pre-training evaluation of trainees revealed that half (50%) of the trainees had low knowledge and rest of the half (50%) had medium knowledge on climate change adaptation (CCA) (None of the trainees had high knowledge on CCA). Therefore, it may be concluded that there was a necessity to conduct training for the district and upazila Level Officers of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and Lecturer of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka. The post-training evaluation revealed that most (70%) of the trainees achieved high knowledge and rest 30% of them achieved medium knowledge on CCA. None of the trainees had low knowledge after receiving training. Therefore, it can be concluded that conducting training had led to increase in their knowledge on CCA.