Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)


Authors: A. P. Ninama1, J. K. Patel2 and P. H. Vihariya3

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: bhal, crisis management efficiency, drought, farmers

Volume: 35

Issue: 1

Year: June 2023


Abstract: The study was carried out in Ahmedabad and Botad district of Bhal region of Gujarat with 200 randomly selected farmers of 20 villages of five talukas. The Simple random sampling method and ex-post-facto research design was used for the present study. It was found that more than two third farmers of Bhal region had high to medium level of overall crisis management efficiency. The result also admitted that education, cosmopolitness, annual income, animal possessed, farm mass media exposure, extension participation, risk orientation, scientific orientation, deferred gratification, attitude towards mixed farming system, farming commitment and economic motivation had establish positive and highly significant relationship with their crisis management efficiency, whereas age and social participation had negative and significant relationship, while farming experience, cropping intensity, irrigation facility, landholding, credit orientation failed to show any significant influence on the crisis management efficiency of farmers of Bhal region. While in the case of constraints it can be stated that the there is no employment in the family except farming when there is more drought, crop insurance policies not feasible to farmers, economic hardship in case of drought due to limited source of income were the major constraints experienced by the farmers of Bhal region.

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