Assessing professional competencies of agricultural extension workers: A case study of Indonesian’s agribusiness sector

Journal Title: Scientific Journal of Animal Science - Year 2016, Vol 5, Issue 7


The issue of professional competencies is not a new or unusual one for professional fields, including in Agribusiness sector. In line with the demands of today's high competitive organizations, professional competencies become the central of management job descriptions for a corpus of individuals or person. This paper describes the study result of a assessment of Professional Competencies of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in Province Gorontalo, Indonesia. The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to identify competencies that can be applied to agricultural extension agents in agribusiness rice in the sub-district Kabila and subdistrict Tilongkabila, Gorontalo, Indonesia, (2) to find out the factors that influence agricultural extension agents’ competence in agribusiness rice in the sub-district Kabila and sub-district Tilongkabila. This type of research is descriptive statistics. The method used in this study is a survey method, where data collected through interviews and questionnaires. Based on the study, competency of agricultural extension agents in the Kabila and Tilongkabila sub-districts on rice agribusiness consisting: the ability to design educational programs, the ability to implement education programs and the ability to manage information dissemination. While the factors that influence agricultural extension agents’ competence, namely: knowledge, skills and attitudes of educators in designing educational programs, counseling programs to implement and manage agricultural field officer information.

Authors and Affiliations

Mohamad Ikbal Bahua*| Faculty of Agricultural State University of Gorontalo, Indonesia.


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  • EP ID EP846
  • DOI 10.14196/sjas.v5i7.2092
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Mohamad Ikbal Bahua* (2016). Assessing professional competencies of agricultural extension workers: A case study of Indonesian’s agribusiness sector. Scientific Journal of Animal Science, 5(7), 333-338.