Extent of Adoption Regarding Recommended Cultivation Practices of Landraces by the Beneficiaries of Global Environment Facilities

Lokendra Singh Kishnawat *

Department of Extension Education, COA, PAU, Ludhiana, India.

Banwari Lal

Department of Extension Education, Agriculture University, Jodhpur, India.

Ekta

Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, COCS, PAU, Ludhiana, India.

Dinesh Sou

Department of Extension Education, COA, PAU, Ludhiana, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study examined the adoption levels among 113 kharif crop growers in Osian tehsil (Jodhpur) and Chohtan tehsil (Barmer) of Rajasthan. Results indicated that 64 respondents (56.64%) exhibited medium adoption, 36 of them (31.86%) showed high adoption, and 13 respondents (11.50%) had low adoption levels of recommended practices. Practice-wise analysis revealed the highest adoption in “Sowing of seed” (87.33 MPS), followed by “Spacing” (85.00 MPS), “Harvesting” (81.67 MPS), and “Storage” (80.00 MPS). Lower adoption rates were observed in “Fertilizer application” (61.33 MPS), “Seed treatment” (67.67 MPS), and “Plant protection measures” (78.67 MPS). Multiple regression analysis of independent variables with adoption showed that family type, income level and social participation had positive relationship with adoption whereas age, caste, occupation, level of education and land holding had negative association with adoption.  These findings underscore the varied adoption levels across different practices, highlighting            areas for targeted intervention to enhance overall compliance with recommended cultivation techniques.

Keywords: Adoption, cultivation practices, landraces, beneficiaries, GEF


How to Cite

Kishnawat, Lokendra Singh, Banwari Lal, Ekta, and Dinesh Sou. 2024. “Extent of Adoption Regarding Recommended Cultivation Practices of Landraces by the Beneficiaries of Global Environment Facilities”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 42 (6):326-33. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62495.

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