ERGONOMICS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION By Poornima Rajendran[1] and G. Lokanadha Reddy[2]

 

Abstract

“Development can only be sustainable when it is equitable, inclusive and accessible for all. Persons with disabilities need therefore to be included at all stages of development processes, from inception to monitoring and evaluation. Addressing negative attitudes, the lack of services or ready access to them, and other harmful social, economic and cultural barriers will benefit all of society” – Ban Ki-moon (2011). Keeping this in view, the authors in this paper by discussing the concept of ergonomics detailed the significance of ergonomics in farming and agriculture filed. Further, they enumerated the ergonomic components and research in agricultural education in Indian context and proposed a model where three components i.e. agriculture, ergonomics and disability should go hand in hand  for preparing quality human resources and in improving the quality of agricultural science through new innovations. These will in-turn inculcates accountability in learners and promote the principle of equity which make them to respect and value diversity.

Key words: Ergonomics, Agriculture, Farming and Disability.

[1]   Assistant Professor, Krishna College of Education for Women, Tiruchengode – 637 205, Tamilnadu State, India.

[2]   Professor and Head, Dept., of Education and HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam-517 426, A.P. State, India.

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