Knowledge and Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Based Module under Farmer FIRST Programme in Jodhpur District of Rajasthan

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2021-08-28
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Agriculture University, Jodhpur
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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.
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Serawat Suresh Kumar 2021. Knowledge and Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Based Module under Farmer FIRST Programme in Jodhpur District of Rajasthan. M.Sc. thesis, College of Agriculture, Agriculture University Jodhpur
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