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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Gender analysis on adoption of recommended practices in mushroom cultivation in Puri district of Odisha state of India
Author(s): Kajal Srichandan and Anshuman Jena
Abstract: A study was undertaken in the Delanga and Nimapara block of Puri district of Odisha covering four villages (two villages from each block) namely Arisal, Beraboi, Khelar, Garapada. Sample respondents of 120 mushroom growers including 60 farm women and 60 men farmers were selected following a multistage randomized sampling technique. The farmers were personally interviewed through a structured schedule for studying the perception and adoption behavior of men farmers and farm women towards improved recommended technology of mushroom cultivation. From the findings, it was observed that the farmers and farm women had better attitude towards superior quality spawn, recommended bed preparation and use of good implements. The farmers had poor knowledge on chemical treatment of the straw and maintenance of temperature and humidity of the room whereas the female farmers were lacking knowledge on good standard feed materials. The level of knowledge and attitude are positively and significantly associated with the adoption of superior quality spawn among the farm women and use of improve implements among the male farmers.
How to cite this article:
Kajal Srichandan and Anshuman Jena. Gender analysis on adoption of recommended practices in mushroom cultivation in Puri district of Odisha state of India. 2020; 9(4S): 70-72.