Preference and Credibility of Farm Information Sources by the Fish Farmers of West Tripura


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Authors

  • K. Borah
  • Y.J. Singh
  • A. Sarkar
  • A.D. Upadhyay
  • P. Pal
  • A.B. Patel

Keywords:

Preference, Credibility, Farm Information, Constraints, Fish Farmers, West Tripura

Abstract

Acceptance and utilization of improved fisheries innovation and technology by fish farmers mainly depend on the sources of information and channels to which they are generally exposed to. Keeping this in mind, the present study was conducted to understand the preference of different information sources used by the fish famers in West Tripura district of Tripura and to study the level of credibility of these sources as perceived by them. An ex-post-facto research
design was followed for the study. A sample of 80 respondents was selected from eight villages based on the prevalance of fish farmers in the district. Communication sources and methods play an important role in providing information support to the fish farmers for effectively conducting their fish farming activities. A pre tested structured interview schedule was used to
collect primary data by the investigator. The study revealed that among all the personal contact methods, the respondents most frequently depended on localite sources like friends and neighbours for acquiring farm information. Among the group contact method, they maily depended on fellow fish farmers for acquiring farm information. Television was the most frequently source among the mass contact method to assess to different farm information. The level of credibility of information attained was found to be highest in contact with extension
personnel followed by interpersonal contact with friends and neighbour. Among mass contact methods, use of television and participation in agri fair/exhibition was found to be highly credible as per the perception of the respondents.

Author Biographies

  • K. Borah
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)
  • Y.J. Singh
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)
  • A. Sarkar
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)
  • A.D. Upadhyay
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)
  • P. Pal
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)
  • A.B. Patel
    Department of Extension & Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU (I)

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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How to Cite

Preference and Credibility of Farm Information Sources by the Fish Farmers of West Tripura. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94772