Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Analyse the relationship between the profiles of farmers with their symbolic adoption behaviour in adoption of eco-friendly conservation practices in the Nilgiris district of Western Ghats
Author(s): L Muralikrishnan, Quadri Javeed Ahmad Peer, Maddina Sreekanth and Irfath Rashid
The farm lands in the Western Ghats ecosystem has been losing its fertility, bio diversity, ecological uniqueness due to long uses of chemical fertilizers, commercial farm management practices and chemical pesticides. To solve these issues, eco-friendly farming practices are one of the major solution. The eco-friendly farming has a long heritage of farming with traditional wisdom, which acts as the basis for ecological knowledge base and the eco- friendly farming practices provide long term sustainability to the resource poor farmers. But adoption of eco-friendly farming practices requires symbolic adoption behavior to tackle the tasks and challenges in the adoption process. The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu was purposively selected due to the prevalence of wide biodiversity and diversified farming practices in the Western Ghats region. The study was further aimed to analyses the symbolic adoption behavior of farmers towards eco-friendly conservation practices. Further regression analysis suggested that the Innovativeness, Educational Status, Leadership Abilities, Contact with Extension Agency has played important elements in the symbolic adoption behaviour level of farmers in the adoption of eco-friendly conservation practices in Western Ghats in the Nilgiris District. The step wise regression shows that the In the Innovativeness, educational status, leadership abilities and Contact with Extension Agency contributing the percentage levels were 58.139%, 27.01%, 5.72%, 2.86% respectively in thesymbolic adoption behavior of adoption of the eco-friendly farming practices in The Nilgiris district of western Ghats.
How to cite this article:
L Muralikrishnan, Quadri Javeed Ahmad Peer, Maddina Sreekanth and Irfath Rashid. Analyse the relationship between the profiles of farmers with their symbolic adoption behaviour in adoption of eco-friendly conservation practices in the Nilgiris district of Western Ghats. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 1225-1227.