Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Impact study on mushroom cultivation for micro entrepreneurship development and women Empowerment
Veena Shahi, Brajesh Shahi, Vikas Kumar, KM Singh and Pooja Kumari
The present study was conducted to find out the impact of vocational training programme on mushroom production for Entrepreneurship Development at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hajipur and Muzaffarpur (Additional). A complete list of 400 respondents was randomly prepared who have under gone through training and demonstration on mushroom production technique from both districts from 2007 to 2018. It was observed that pre-training knowledge score was not much satisfactory for all the aspects of training programme. However, the knowledge score gained by respondents after training was more satisfactory in all aspects. The study revealed that exposure to training had increased the knowledge of farmers, farm women and youths regarding techniques mushroom production by 80.75%. The reason behind the satisfactory change in perception level might be due to well educational background, keen interest of participants and methods followed for technology transfer to the trainees.Some trainees adopted mushroom cultivation as self-employment and set up their own units. One of the trainees also set up spawn production unit for quality spawn and supply the spawn to other districts. The study revealed that the mushroom production training has created a favourable attitude among the trainees and also enhanced the economic level of beneficiaries who adopted it as a source of livelihood.
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Veena Shahi, Brajesh Shahi, Vikas Kumar, KM Singh and Pooja Kumari. Impact study on mushroom cultivation for micro entrepreneurship development and women Empowerment. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):01-04.