The research aimed to determine the level of training needs for potato farmers in Al-Nasr and
Al-Salam sub-district / Abu Ghraib district, and to determine the correlation between the training
needs of farmers and some independent variables related to them, represented by (age, educational
level, cultivated area, ownership of agricultural equipment and the attitude towards training), and
arranging the problems facing farmers Descending.
In order to achieve the objectives of the research, a questionnaire was prepared consisting of three
parts, the first part of which included the independent variables of farmers, while the second part
included a scale of training needs related to agricultural operations for growing the potato crop,
which included (47) paragraphs distributed over seven areas, namely (land preparation, cultivation
method, fertilization, irrigation, hoeing, pest control, and harvesting). The third part included (12)
a problem that is considered one of the most important problems facing potato farmers in Al-Nasr
and Al-Salam district / Abu Ghraib district.
The research community included all the potato crop growers in Al-Nasr and Al-Salam district,
who numbered (1356) farmers distributed over five provinces (Ghariba and Soleimani, Mahmoudi
and Mufti, Biala, Abadi and Hawr Al-Basha, Western Radwaniyah).
An exploratory sample of (30) farmers was taken from the provinces of (Biyala, Abadi and Hawr
Al-Basha), with (15) farmers from each of them, for the purpose of conducting the initial test to
determine the validity and reliability of the form. While the community subject to the research
procedures included three provinces representing (60%) of the five provinces, which are (Ghariba
and Soleimani, Mahmoudi and Mufti, and Al-Radwaniyah Al-Gharbiya), comprising (1054)
farmers, from whom a simple proportional random sample was taken at a rate of (10%) and thus
the number of farmers covered by the procedures Research (105) farmers.
The results showed that the average degrees of training needs in general tend to be high, and that
there is a significant correlation between training needs and the variables (age, educational level,
possession of agricultural equipment and the attitude towards training), and it was also found that
potato growers in the research area suffer from major problems, although The problem of (lack of
government support for farmers) came first, and the researchers recommend the need to work to
meet the training needs of potato farmers in Al-Nasr and Al-Salam district / Abu Ghraib district,
Through the establishment of agricultural training courses, and the necessity of activating the role
of the agricultural training guidance center in the research area through holding seminars and field
days and distributing guidance leaflets for planting the crop to potato farmers to increase their
information and knowledge, and the government role must be activated in supporting national
agriculture by providing fertilizers and pesticides in quantities And appropriate prices to maintain
local agriculture and not to import the potato crop from abroad.