A Study on Adoption of Improved Farm Practices by Hill Farmers of Almora District in Uttrakhand


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  • M. L. Roy , Nirmal Chandra , H. L. Kharbikar , Renu Jethi and Pratibha Joshi

Abstract

Adoption of improved farm practices is being encouraged amongst hill farmers for their socio-economic development.
The present study was conducted in Almora, Uttarakhand by taking a random sample of 60 farmers. The objectives were
to know the extent of adoption of improved farm practices; relationship of the factors with adoption; and the constraints of
adoption. Data were collected during 2011-12 by personal interview through pre-tested structured schedule. Findings
showed that majority of the farmers belonged to medium adopter's category (55.95%). The highest adoption was found in
improved varieties of vegetables (71.67%) and least adoption was reported in mushroom production technology (1.67%).
Risk bearing ability, change-proneness, level of aspiration, annual income and economic motivation were found to be
most significantly correlated factors of adoption. The most serious constraint was identified as weather vagaries
(83.33%). The findings of the study can help selecting suitable innovations to diffuse amongst hill farmers of this area.

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20.10.2023

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16.12.2014

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A Study on Adoption of Improved Farm Practices by Hill Farmers of Almora District in Uttrakhand. (2014). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 50(3&4), 8-12. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144292