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Agriculture University, Jodhpur

Agriculture University, Jodhpur was established on 14th September, 2013 by Government of Rajasthan under Agriculture University, Jodhpur Act 21 of 2013 to focus on holistic development of arid and semi-arid regions of the state covering 6 districts (Jodhpur, Barmer, Nagaur, Pali, Jalore and Sirohi), constituting 28% of total geographical area which is sustaining 20.8% human and 28.4% animal population of the state. The districts under jurisdiction of the university cover 3 agro-ecological zones of the state. These are Arid Western Plain Zone Ia (Jodhpur and Barmer districts), Transitional plain of Luni Basin Zone IIb (Jalore, Pali, and Sirohi districts) and part of Transitional Plain of Inland Drainage Zone IIa (Nagaur district). The university has 1 institute of diploma and 3 colleges to produce highly competent educated human resources in agriculture and allied sciences besides 2 agricultural research stations, one each in zone Ia & IIb and 3 agricultural research sub stations, one in each zone to prepare, plan and perform highly need based research in this acute water scarce but naturally rich bio-diversified zone of the country. The third most important part in tri-pillar (Teaching, Research & Extension) of agricultural development, the extension for transfer of technologies are reached to doorsteps of the farming community by 6 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (K-V-Ks), 2 in Nagaur district and 1 each in Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore & Sirohi districts under the umbrella of the university. The different units of teaching, research and extension are coordinating to systematically run by the headquarter situated at Mandor, Jodhpur.


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    Knowledge and Adoption of Landraces by the Beneficiaries of Global Environment Facilities (GEF) Project in Western Rajasthan
    (Agriculture University, Jodhpur, 2021-08-06) KISHNAWAT, LOKENDRA SINGH; lal, Banwari; Bhimawat, B. S.; Bairwa, K. C.
    Research study entitled “Knowledge and Adoption of Landraces by the beneficiaries of Global Environment Facilities (GEF) Project in Western Rajasthan” was undertaken to study the socio-economic profile of beneficiaries of GEF project as well as knowledge and adoption level of respondents regarding recommended cultivation practices of landraces. The study also emphasized to identify the constraints faced by the respondents and finally to formulate the strategies for effective implementation of the project. The study was conducted in four villages of two tehsils of Jodhpur and Barmer districts with a sample size of 113 respondents. The farmers interviewed personally by a well structured interview schedule. The data were collected, tabulated and interpreted using suitable statistical tools. The profile of the respondents revealed that majority of the farmers were from middle age group, belong to other backward caste, joint family and had agriculture as main occupation. Most of them were educated up to middle level of education, categorized under medium category of land holding, were from medium annual income category and were associated with one organization as means of social participation. The study also revealed that majority of respondents possessed medium level of knowledge about recommended cultivation practices of landraces. Practice wise maximum knowledge was about “Sowing of seed” and “Spacing” while minimum knowledge was reported in “Seed treatment” and “Fertilizer application”. It was found that majority of the respondents were in medium adopter category. The results showed that farmers had adopted practices such as “Sowing of seed” and “Spacing” to the higher extent while “Fertilizer application” and “Seed treatment” were found to be least adopted by the farmers. Among the four major constraints the constraint related to “Financial constraints” perceived with highest intensity followed by General and Storage constraint. Least perceived constraints were “Technical constraints”. The constraints “Unavailability of latest technology at village level” and “Lack of knowledge about spacing” were perceived as most and least severe technical constraints, respectively. The constraints “High labour charges” and “Lack of credit facility in the area” were perceived as most and least severe financial constraints. The constraint “Unavailability of proper storage place” was perceived as major while “Lack of technical knowledge about storage” was perceived as least severe storage constraints. The constraint “Natural calamities” and “Lack of motivating agencies in the area” were perceived as the most and least severe general constraints