Profile characteristics of farmers practicing selected farming systems in Mandya district, Karnataka
Chitra BM and Ramanna KN
The study was carried out in Mandya district of Karnataka state, to study profile characteristics. Three taluks were selected for study based on the dominance of three farming systems i.e., a) Paddy + Sugar cane + Dairy (farming system-I) b) Ragi + Tomato + Coconut + Agro-forestry (farming system-II) c) Ragi + Dairy (farming system-III), which were selected by preliminary survey. Thirty respondents were selected from each of the three selected farming systems. Total of ninety respondents were selected for the study. The findings indicated that, majority of farmers fall under medium category of knowledge and adoption level. It is also concluded that majority of the farmers from all the three farming system belong to middle and lower category of age, education, size of land holding, size of the family, annual income, extension participation, experience in farming, mass media participation, social participation, cosmopoliteness, management orientation, risk orientation and innovativeness. Whereas, some characteristic like size of the family, annual income and management orientation were significantly associated in all the three farming systems.
How to cite this article:
Chitra BM, Ramanna KN. Profile characteristics of farmers practicing selected farming systems in Mandya district, Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):334-338.