Adoption of organic farming practices in Southern Karnataka
KP Raghuprasad, Tanweer Ahmed and Sanketh CV
Organic farming is gaining momentum among farmers. The study was carried out to assess the adoption level of organic farmers in Bengaluru rural and Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. 120 organic farmers were selected as sample for the study. Data was elicited from farmers using a structured interview schedule and collected data were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools like frequency, mean and standard deviation. Ex Post facto research design was employed for the investigation. Results revealed that 58.33 percent of respondents belonged to high adoption category followed by low (24.17%) and medium (17.50%) category of overall adoption of organic farming practices. Probable reason for this is high level of training undergone, farming experience, extension participation and innovativeness of the organic farmers. Efforts from the line departments under Savayava Bhagya Yojane also contributed to the above trend of findings. It could be observed that about 40.00 percent of the organic farmers belonged to low to medium category of overall adoption. Hence the concerned agencies need to carry out educational programmes and sensitize the farmers to adopt organic farming practices.
How to cite this article:
KP Raghuprasad, Tanweer Ahmed and Sanketh CV. Adoption of organic farming practices in Southern Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 284-286.