Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)


Authors: J. B. Patel1 and Vinaya Kumar H. M2

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: discontinue, farmers, garlic cultivation, socio-psychological factors

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023


Abstract: India is the land of spices and garlic is an essential ingredient of Indian cuisine. The farmers of some areas in middle Gujarat are leaving the cultivation of garlic crop. Considering this fact, this study was conducted in Lunawada and Santarampur talukas of the Mahisagar district. A total of 100 farmers from 10 villages were selected to identify the factors experienced by them for discontinuing garlic cultivation by employing Ex-Post-Facto research design. It is observed that r computed between factors to discontinuing garlic cultivation and age (0.347), farming experience (0.279) and years left garlic cultivation (0.399) were found to be highly significant at 0.01 level. The r value computed for education (0.207) and landholding (0.221) were found to be significant at 0.05 levels. The information on personal, social, economic, psychological, market-related, labour-related, and situational factors experienced by farmers respondents is analyzed to have in-depth knowledge of each factor. The analyzed suggestions will help to promote the farmers to cultivate garlic crop. The solution to the problems is not in a few packages but in significant changes in the present policies related to garlic cultivation that need to be focused on.

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