FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION BEHAVIOR OF THE DAIRY FARMERS IN SEMI-ARID REGION OF UTTAR PRADESH
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.
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