Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Factors affecting the adoption of biofertilizers in Chitwan District, Nepal
P Dhakal, S Devkota and RH Timilsina
This study was conducted in 2018 to analyze the factors affecting the adoption of biofertilizers in Chitwan district of Nepal. Chitwan district was selected for this study as it was one of the major commercial farming region of Nepal. The study area was divided into six clusters (Rapti, Kalika, Khairehani, Ratnanagar, Bharatpur, and Madi). Simple random sampling technique was used to select the 200 samples from clusters. Semi structured interview schedule was used to collect the primary information from sampled households whereas key informant interview was used to collect the information from the stakeholders. Adoption of biofertilizers was used as dependent variable and age, gender, education, primary occupation, farming experience, farm income, farm size, training and memberships in organization of respondent were used as independent variables. Forward LR method in Binary logistic regression model have shown primary occupation, farm size and training had significant effect on adoption of biofertilizer. About 40% of farmers were found to apply the biofertilizers. Knowledge gap in farmers about the use of biofertilizers and tradition of using chemical fertilizers were found to be the prime factors for lack of adoption of biofertilizers in Chitwan.
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P Dhakal, S Devkota and RH Timilsina. Factors affecting the adoption of biofertilizers in Chitwan District, Nepal. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):3050-3054.