Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND USE OF MOBILE PHONES IN MAJOR SEED SPICES GROWING STATES

Authors: Murlidhar Meena, M.K. Vishal and R. D. Meena

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: seed spices, sources of information, mobile phone, logit analysis

Volume: 33

Issue: 2

Year: June 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.33.2.0009

Abstract: The present study attempts to know the effective sources of agricultural information and usage of mobile phones by seed spice growers. The total 450 respondents were interviewed from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh during 2018-19. The results found that sixty-six percent of the respondents approached private agencies whereas forty-four percent farmers relied upon government sources. A large group of medium farmers approached to input dealers, whereas small and medium farmers preferred government agencies. Further, we found that ninety-five percent of the farmers owned mobile phones, and ninety percent of them used it to access agricultural information. Eighty-nine percent of smart phone owners were using social media platforms to share and access agricultural information. Logit analysis of socio-economic factors influencing farmers

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