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ANALYSIS OF TRAINED FARM WOMEN’S CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

Article Id: ARCC1427 | Page : 227 - 229
Citation :- ANALYSIS OF TRAINED FARM WOMEN’S CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):227 - 229
S.K. Badodiya, U.N. Nagayach and O.P. Daipuria
Address : Deptt. of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Gwalior – 474 001, India

Abstract

Women play very important role in the field of agriculture. where a project “Madhya Pradesh
women in Agriculture”“MAPWA”. The study was conducted in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.
“MAPWA” was started in September 2000. Total 120 trained farm women were selected as respondents
for data collection. The level of knowledge of the trained farm women found in all 5 practices viz,
seed germination test, seed treatment with fungicides, seed treatment with culture, balanced use of
fertilizer and preparation of vermin-compost. In the study socio-personal characteristics (age,
education, caste, social participation), socio-economic characteristics (size of land holding, socioeconomic
status, economic motivation, risk preference), communicational characteristics (information
seeking behavior, exposure to demonstration, mass media exposure, extension participation) and
socio-psychological characteristics (innovativeness, attitude towards improved farm practices,
cosmopoliteness) were found to have significant association with knowledge of trained farm women.

Keywords

Analysis Trained farm women Characteristics Knowledge Agricultural practices MAPWA.

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