Impact of farmers training programme on knowledge and adoption of scientific production techniques of major spices in Chhattisgarh
Suman Singh, MA Khan and ML Sharma
The current study was conducted during the year 2020-21 considering the trainings imparted by the “Centre of excellence on medicinal and aromatic plants and non-timber forest produce” in Chhattisgarh state. This aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and adoption regarding scientific production techniques of spices of the respondents. A pre-post research design was used in the present investigation. This study had been carried out by taking the response from trainees total of 4 training programmes organised for the spices growers in the “Centre of Excellence on Medicinal, Aromatic Plants and Non - timber forest produce”, IGKV Raipur during last 3 years with a total of 160 beneficiaries. The study reveals that majority of the respondents belongs to middle age group having educational qualification upto middle school. Most of the trainee were male consisting land holding of 2 to 4 ha (i.e. semi-medium land holding) and majority of them had tube well as the major source of irrigation. Most of the respondents are categorized under the annual income of 1lakh to 2lakhs with cropping intensity of more than 200 percent. Majority of them follow the direct marketing channel i.e. Producer to Krishi Upaj Mandi. Most of them were having (0.6-1 ha) area under spices crop. The average productivity of chilly was maximum (20.09q/ha) but turmeric was cultivated by majority of them. Most of the respondents had highest B:C ratio in turmeric spices. Majority of them had extension contact with farmers friend with medium level of contact with extension personal. Most of the respondents were categorized under medium level of mass media utilization, medium source of information, medium level of risk orientation, medium level of achievement motivation with moderate effectiveness of training programme. Before attending training programme, majority of them had maximum knowledge about field preparation spices crops whereas after attending training programme, they had maximum knowledge about field preparation of spices crops. Gain in knowledge percentage is maximum in ginger (10.05%). Majority of them were categorized under medium adoption level of cultivation practices of spices crops.
How to cite this article:
Suman Singh, MA Khan and ML Sharma. Impact of farmers training programme on knowledge and adoption of scientific production techniques of major spices in Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(9S): 210-213.