Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF DEMONSTRATOR AND NON-DEMONSTRATOR GROUNDNUT GROWERS UNDER THE SCHEME OF NMOOP

Authors: Swati N. Jalu, Minaxi K. Bariya and Kiran Chandravadia

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: Knowledge, front line demonstration, national mission on oilseeds and oil palm (NMOOP), demonstrator and non demonstrator farmers, groundnut production technology

Volume: 34

Issue: 1

Year: December 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.34.1.0007

Abstract: India is a world leader in groundnut farming. It is major oilseed legume crop and meets 30 percent of edible oil requirements of the country. They rich in protein and vitamins A, B and minerals like Ca, Mg, etc. A multistage, purposively, proportionate and random sampling technique was selected for the study. The study was conducted in Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. Total 12 talukas were selected purposively in which maximum FLDs given under NMOOP and among them 16 villages were selected for the study. Total 160 respondents were selected in which 80 demonstrators and 80 non-demonstrator farmers were selected for this study. Ex-post facto research design was used and data were collected by personal contact. The result revealed that the majority of demonstrator (68.75 per cent) and non-demonstrator (58.75 per cent) farmers had medium level of knowledge about the recommended groundnut production technology, whereas 17.50 per cent of demonstrator and 13.75 per cent of non-demonstrator farmers had high levels knowledge about recommended groundnut production technology. While 13.75 per cent and 27.50 per cent of demonstrator and non-demonstrator farmers had low level of knowledge about recommended groundnut production technology.

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