27-Title: Effectiveness of capacity building intervention on knowledge gain of dairy farmers in semi-arid region of Uttar Pradesh
Authors: Amit Singh, Sarvajeet Yadav, Deep Narayan Singh and Jai Singh
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):139-142.
How to cite this manuscript: Singh Amit, Yadav Sarvajeet, Singh Deep Narayan and Singh Jai (2021). Effectiveness of capacity building intervention on knowledge gain of dairy farmers in semi-arid region of Uttar Pradesh. Ruminant Science 10(1):139-142.
The present study was conducted in nine villages in the Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh, with a total of 180 farmers (20 from each village) participating in the intervention. First-hand information was collected using a structured interview schedule, and knowledge gains were measured using a knowledge test to determine the effectiveness of the capacity building intervention in knowledge gains about the scientific animal husbandry practises in the area of feeding, breeding, health care and management. The results revealed that the overall mean knowledge gain was found to be 21.28 per cent among the respondent. It was also observed that the knowledge gain was highest in health care practices (26.06) thereafter managemental interventions (25.16). Thus there should be regular extension intervention and efforts to motivate the farmers for enhancing the capacity buildings through the scientific animal husbandry practices in Uttar Pradesh.
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