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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 Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Based Module under Farmer FIRST Programme in Jodhpur District of Rajasthan
    (Agriculture University, Jodhpur, 2021-08-28) Serawat, Suresh Kumar; Kumar, Mahendra; Bhimawat, B. S.; Bairwa, K. C.
    Research study entitled “Knowledge and Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Based Module under Farmer FIRST Programme in Jodhpur District of Rajasthan” was undertaken to study the profile characteristics, knowledge, attitude level and relationship between independent variables and attitude of respondents towards crop based module under FFP. Aims to elucidate the constraints faced by the farmers and finally to formulate the strategies for effective implementation of FFP. The study was conducted in three villages of two tehsil of Jodhpur district with 107 respondents. The farmers were interviewed personally by a well-structured interview schedule. The data was coded, tabulated and analyzed by using suitable statistical tools. The profile of the respondents revealed that majority of the farmers were from middle age group, belongs to other backward class, 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 associated with one organization of social participation. The study also revealed that majority of respondents had medium level of knowledge about crop-based module under FFP. Practice wise maximum knowledge was about “High yielding varieties” and “Spacing” while minimum knowledge was reported in “Plant protection measures” and “Storage”. The results shows that majority of the farmers were found to have favourable attitude towards crop-based module. Farmer had most favourable attitude towards the statements like “I prefer HYVs to local variety as it gives high production than local variety” and “Recommended cultivation practices require regular contact with extension Workers” and less favourable attitude towards statements such as “Soil testing is not necessary for application of recommended quantity of chemical fertilizers” and “Technology advocated is not according to farmers‟ resources and their needs”. The occupation, education, size of land holding, income and social participation were found to be positive and significant and age was found to have negative significant association with the attitude level of farmers about crop-based module. While, the variables like, caste and family type were found to be positively non-significantly associated with the attitude level of farmers about crop-based module. Among the five constraints, the constraint related to “Storage constraints” was the major constraint perceived by the farmers followed by financial, marketing and general constraints. Least perceived constraints were “technical constraints”. The constraints “Unavailability of latest technology at village level” and “Lack of technical guidance” were perceived as the most and least severe technical constraints, respectively. The constraints “High labour charges” and “High cost of high yielding varieties (seed)” were perceived as most and least severe financialconstraints, respectively. The constraints “Distress sale due to immediate need of money” and “Biasness by mandi supervisor” were perceived most and least severe marketing constraints, respectively. The constraints “Unavailability of proper storage place” and “Unavailability of gunny bags” were perceived as most and least severe storage constraints, respectively. The constraints “Natural calamities” and “Fragmented and undulated land” were perceived as most and least severe general constraints, respectively.