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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

Farmer’s knowledge level regarding handling, product prepared and value addition of horticultural crops

Author(s):
Sonia Rani, PS Shehrawat and Pawan Kumar
Abstract:
The present study was conducted in Haryana state and two districts Hisar from southwest and Sonipat from northeast were selected, purposively. From each district, three blocks were selected randomly. Further, three villages were selected from each block making a total of 18 villages. From each village, ten farmers were selected randomly, making a total sample of 180 farmers. Hence, one hundred eighty farmers were interviewed for the study. It was found that majority of the farmers (82.22 per cent) had partial level but a few of them (17.22 per cent) had high level of knowledge regarding do you know about the value addition of horticultural and vegetable produce?’, and none was found to have no knowledge of it, majority of the farmers (60.00 per cent) had high level 40.00 per cent had partial level of knowledge regarding ‘Maturity index of fruits and vegetables’ and none was found to have no knowledge of it, most of the farmers (94.44 per cent) possessed high level, while only 5.55 per cent had partial level of knowledge about ‘Truck : predominant method’ methods of transportation majority of the respondents (79.44 per cent) had no knowledge level, whereas 20.56 per cent of the respondents had partial level of knowledge about ‘Citrus fruits – Candy, Pickles, Marmalade, Squash, Cordial, Juice, Jam’, and none was found to have high level of knowledge of it. To reach the results aggregates total was calculated for each statement separately and on the basis of calculated scores, mean scores and mean score percentage were obtained which were ranked according to their maximum to minimum mean score percentage for assessing the knowledge level of the farmers.
Pages: 295-299  |  374 Views  84 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sonia Rani, PS Shehrawat and Pawan Kumar. Farmer’s knowledge level regarding handling, product prepared and value addition of horticultural crops. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 295-299.

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