Impact of the Practical Demonstration for Manufacturing Some Human Foods from Date Palm Products in Egypt
Keywords:Practical demonstration by practices, Women, Manufacturing food products, Date Palm, cottage enterprises
Research aimed at determining the change ratio of respondents' total knowledge degrees obtained through implementing five practical demonstrations by practices in the immediate span regarding manufacturing dates cake and coffee from date kernel as cottage enterprises by using the experimental methodology, also identifying constraints and suggestions to establish the studied cottage enterprises. Two questionnaires were developed, and a personal interview was used to collect the data from the proposed sample amounted to 60 Siwan women respondents, who are accepted to participate in demonstrations. Data were collected in February and March 2022. A set of statistical tools were applied for data analysis and presentation of findings. The main important results were: 100% of respondents were found in the change ratio of total knowledge degrees obtained middle and high categories in the immediate span through implementing practical demonstration by practices regarding studied products, which indicated to the effectiveness (positive impact) of practical demonstration in transferring and correcting knowledge and practices as a successful extension method, also 43.3% of respondents desired to establish the two studied cottage enterprises, the reason for the preference the availability of dates in Siwa Oasis, beside to 85.00% of respondents were desired to work in groups, finally, difficult to market it and low availability of funding were found in first and second ranking as constraints of establishing the two studied cottage enterprises, whereas making samples for tasting and distributing it and composing a group on What’s APP for selling were occupied first ranking as a suggested solutions to overcome these constraints.
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