Bhutan Capacity Development

In-service Training: Key to Enhancing Competence and Building Confidence for Job Performance of Gewog-level Extension Agents in Bhutan

Author: Dr Samdrup Rigyal 2012
This study measures the confidence levels of the extension agents under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The technical knowledge competency stood out as the most important training need. The differences in the competency levels could be attributed to the lack of consistent in-service training programme. The implementation of in-service training should be systematized and regularized so that technical knowledge and skills of senior extension agents in the field are consistently upgraded and their confidence levels on technical competencies further enhanced.