Title: SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE OF FARMERS CULTIVATED GAR-13 VARIETY OF RICE
Authors: Ganga Devi and Roshni Bhoi
Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat
Keywords: socio-economic profile, rice, GAR-13 variety, local variety
Year: June 2022
Abstract: An attempt was made to study socio-economic profile of respondents growing GAR -13 rice variety developed by Anand Agriculture University (AAU), Anand. The present study was conducted for two years (2020 and 2021). From middle Gujarat Kheda district was selected purposively on the basis of concentration of area under GAR-13 variety of rice. Total 120 respondents which comprise 60 respondents of GAR-13 and 60 respondents which grow local variety were selected to make the comparison between two varieties in first year. In the second year 200 respondents comprises 100 respondents of GAR-13 and 100 respondents of local variety were selected for detailed study. It was observed that decision of a farmer cultivated GAR-13 variety mainly depends on the attributes like age of the respondent, education level, family size, farm size, income etc., This indicated that the young farmers, more educated, small family size, large farm size and having more income were more willing to adopt the improved technologies as compared to local variety adopters.