Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)
Attitude of paddy growers towards contract farming in Jammu region of J&K State
Parvani Sharma, Rakesh Nanda, Rajinder Peshin and Yudhisthar
Contract farming is a way to raise small-farm income by delivering technology and market information to farmers, incorporating them into remunerative new markets. The study was conducted in Jammu and Kathua districts of Jammu division with 100 paddy contract farmers and 100 non-contract farmers and worked with an objective to assess their attitude regarding the benefits assessed through contract farming. The study showed that 55 per cent of the farmers have most favourable attitude towards contract farming and 45 percent of the farmers have least favourable attitude. The farmers also agreed to it that practicing agriculture under contract farming gives them better access to modern inputs, improves and encourages quality production and is a real boon to small farmers. However, the farmers who have not adopted contract farming perceived that contract farming is beneficial for them as it provide ready market to the farmers. Education, agriculture along with other coupled sources, irrigated land of the farmers were significant factors which developed their attitude towards contract farming while age, experience, family size, caste, unirrigated land were non-significant. The overall findings strongly suggest that there is need to promote contract farming among the small farming families to strengthen their living standard and problem of ready market.
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Parvani Sharma, Rakesh Nanda, Rajinder Peshin and Yudhisthar. Attitude of paddy growers towards contract farming in Jammu region of J&K State. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):1350-1353.