The Role of Agricultural Extension to Facing Agricultural Risks in Sulaymani Governorate- Kurdistan Region - Iraq

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Dara A. Kalhory
Tahir Mohammed Layeeq
Mohammad Omer Sakinaa

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The research aims to the role of agricultural extension in facing agricultural risks by diagnosing the personal and functional variables of the respondents, determining the reality of agricultural risks, and preparing an extension program to confront agricultural threats in the Sulaymani governorate. The research included (agricultural colleges and institutes, agricultural extension centers, and the Directorate of Agriculture). A proportional stratified random sample of (15%) was drawn for each lecture and agricultural extension worker, respectively. The research sample reached (111) respondents by selecting all agricultural directors  in the Directorate of Agriculture. The indicative Program was prepared according to the following procedures: field visits to farmers' fields, records and documents in the Directorate of Agriculture, review of articles and research in agricultural research, agricultural literature, models and books, and expert notes in agricultural colleges and institutes, and in light of this, seven elements and 61 items were developed that make up the copy Initial Program. The questionnaire was presented in its initial form to a group of experts in agricultural extension and management. After taking their observations, the questionnaire consisted of 7 elements and 52 items. The research found several agricultural risks in the Sulaymani governorate and the approval of all the respondents on the terms of the extension program and the recommendation to apply it in the reality of  agricultural work in the Sulaymani governorate.

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Kalhory, D. A., Layeeq, T. M., & Sakinaa, M. O. (2022). The Role of Agricultural Extension to Facing Agricultural Risks in Sulaymani Governorate- Kurdistan Region - Iraq. Diyala Agricultural Sciences Journal, 14(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.52951/dasj.22140101
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