Title: FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION BEHAVIOR OF THE DAIRY FARMERS IN SEMI-ARID REGION OF UTTAR PRADESH
Authors: Sarvajeet Yadav, Amit Singh, Deep Narayan Singh and Jai Singh
Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):301-303.
Cite this reference as: Yadav Sarvajeet, Singh Amit, Singh DN and Singh Jai (2018). Factors influencing adoption behavior of the dairy farmers in semi-arid region of Uttar Pradesh. Ruminant Science 7(2): 301-303.
Present study was conducted to measure the adoptions of practices in nine villages from three blocks of Mathura district (U.P.). Total 20 farmers were selected from each village through random sampling. Thus, 180 dairy farmers were interviewed to get first-hand information. The practices were divided into feeding, breeding, management and health care practices. The response of respondent were taken against each practices on three point continuum scale representing adopted, partially adopted and not adopted with score 2, 1 and 0 provided, respectively. The study revealed that the adoption score of the farmers before the intervention regarding the scientific practices in the study area were 42.36% and which was enhanced by 60.84%. Thus there was a shift of 18.48% in adoption of scientific practices. Thus the study also reveals that 31.25 percent of the respondents had high level of adoption followed by 30.00 percent in medium level of adoption of practices. The important factors influencing the rate of adoption includes variables like age, family education status, experience in dairying, land holding, social participation and knowledge.
Ali Jabir (2012). Factors affecting the adoption of information and communication technologies for farming decisions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 13(1):78-96.
Parmar DV, Ashwar BK, Sheikh AS and Rajput MB (2015). Attitude of dairy farmers towards rearing crossbred cattle in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. Ruminant Science 4(2):193-194.
Patil PV and Patil MK (2016). Knowledge of scientific feeding practices among dairy farmers of Palus tehsil of Sangli district. Ruminant Science 5(1):43-46.
Meena OP, Sharma NK, Rajput DS, Yadav ML and Godara PK (2017). Adoption of improved animal husbandry practices: A comparative study of dairy farmers in Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 6(2):371-375.
Ravikumar RK and Chander M (2011). Livestock extension education activities of the state departments of animal husbandry (SDAH) In India: A case of Tamil Nadu state. Indian Journal of Animal Science 81(7):757-762.
Rajput MB, Sheikh AS and Parmar DV (2015). Knowledge of zoonotic diseases among dairy farmers of Banaskantha district. Ruminant Science 4(1):75-80.
Sasidhar PVK and Sharma VP (2006). Cyber livestock outreach services in India: A model framework. Livestock Research for Rural Development 18:2.
Singh Jaspal, Kumar Pranav and Singh Amandeep (2018). Knowledge level of dairy farmers about scientific dairy practices in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir. Ruminant Science 7(1):117-122.
Subhash S (2009). Designing web module for dissemination of dairy innovations among farmers. PhD thesis submitted to NDRI, Karnal.