Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: ADOPTION OF FARMER FIRST PROGRAMME BENEFICIARIES ABOUT DEMONSTRATED TECHNOLOGIES

Authors: Pavankumar Kemekar1 and S. R. Salunkhe2

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: FFP, horticulture, integrated farming system, livestock, natural resource management, small and marginal farmers, vermicompost

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.2.0009

Abstract: Directorate of Extension Education has implemented Farmer FIRST Programme in the year 2017. The research was carried out to reveal the extent of adoption about the demonstrated technologies of various modules by FFP beneficiaries and its association with their profile. The research was carried out in 2021. Two talukas, namely Jalalpore and Gandevi of Navsari district was purposively selected as the project was implemented in these two talukas only. The sample size consisted of 120 small and marginal beneficiary farmers. The beneficiaries selected by random proportionate method from Crop, Horticulture, IFS, NRM, Livestock and Entrepreneurship, modules were 26, 34, 10, 25, 19 and 6, respectively. Ex-post facto research design was used. Twelve independent and one dependent variable was chosen for the research. Research results shown that majority (68.00 %) of the beneficiary farmers had medium level of adoption regarding NRM based module, followed by crop based module (61.54 %), horticulture based module (58.82 %) and livestock based module (52.63 %). Half (50.00 %) of the beneficiary farmers had medium level of adoption regarding entrepreneurship based module and IFS based module (50.00 %). Majority (63.33 %) of the beneficiary farmers had medium level of overall adoption regarding the demonstrated technologies. It was found that social participation, innovativeness, scientific orientation and risk orientation were found positive and highly significant. Whereas, education, occupation, land holding, annual income, extension contact and economic motivation were found positive and significant.

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