Symbolic Adoption of Livestock Based Technologies After Termination of NAIP
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The National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) was launched in the country during 2006. It has been focusing on
innovations in agricultural technology. The objective was to address the poverty elevation and creating income generation
avenues for disadvantaged people leading to livelihood and nutritional security. The consortium project worth ` 18.3 crore
was given to MPUAT Udaipur, Rajasthan. Process evaluation of livestock based IFS interventions in terms of symbolic
adoption behavior of tribals about Livestock based IFS was carried out in Dungarpur District of Rajasthan, India. Total
104 beneficiaries were interrogated and respondents were categorized into three groups of future possibilities of adoption
level along with ranking of sub- interventions to be adopted in livestock. The results indicated that majority 95.19 per cent
of tribals expressed moderate certainty for future adoption of livestock based IFS interventions followed by 4.81per cent
of them reporting high certainty of future adoption of IFS interventions even after the termination of the project. No
respondent was found under low certainty of adoption. Further, Improved farm implements, Artificial Insemination,
Green fodder production, feeding pattern, Nirbhik breed of poultry, processing equipments and selling of products at the
collection centers were the sub- aspects of Livestock based IFS for which the NAIP beneficiaries were certain for
continuing the adoption after closing of the project. The results are encouraging and reflecting the positive impact of NAIP
on tribal beneficiaries in Dungarpur district of Rajasthan state. Based on the findings, it is recommended that the NAIPfor
livestock based IFS must be replicated elsewhere with the same interventions and the beneficiaries of the area be
supported for sustaining the advocated interventions after its termination.
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