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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Impact of farmers field school on knowledge and adoption of rice cultivation practices by the beneficiaries in Ratnagiri district

Author(s):
SS Aher, SC Warwadekar, PB Jadhav, Ajith Kumar KS and SK Mayekar
Abstract:
This study was conducted in Dapoli, Mandangad and Khed tahasils of Ratnagiri district of Konkan region. The sample constituted of 120 i.e., 60 beneficiaries and 60 non-beneficiaries’ farmers from 12 villages. The respondents were interviewed with the help of specially designed schedule. Collected data was classified, tabulated, and analyzed by using statistical method. In case of beneficiaries, it was observed that majority of the respondents belong to ‘Middle’ age group. Maximum number of the respondents had education up to primary school level. Majority of the respondents had medium farm size. Majority of the respondents had ‘medium’ experience in rice cultivation. Half of the respondents had ‘high’ level of scientific orientation. Majority of the respondents had ‘medium’ level of extension contact. Majority of the respondents had ‘high’ level of mass media exposure. Majority of the respondents had ‘medium’ level of innovativeness. Half of the respondents had ‘high’ level of FFS trainings received. In case of non-beneficiaries, majority of respondents were ‘medium’ aged with pre-primary school education (28.33 per cent), had ‘medium’ farm size more than half, ‘medium’ farming experience, ‘low’ scientific orientation, ‘medium’ extension contact, ‘low’ mass media exposure and ‘low’ innovativeness. The study showed that majority (88.33 per cent) of the beneficiary farmers had ‘high’ level of knowledge, whereas majority (71.67 per cent) of the non-beneficiary farmers had low level of knowledge. Majority (60.00 per cent) of the beneficiaries had ‘high’ adoption of recommended rice cultivation practices, whereas majority (73.34 per cent) of non-beneficiaries also had ‘low’ adoption of recommended rice cultivation practices.
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How to cite this article:
SS Aher, SC Warwadekar, PB Jadhav, Ajith Kumar KS and SK Mayekar. Impact of farmers field school on knowledge and adoption of rice cultivation practices by the beneficiaries in Ratnagiri district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 154-157.

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