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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Knowledge level of farmers about organic farming practices

Author(s):

Shashikiran, Surekha Sankangoudar and Devika Hiremath

Abstract:
Organic farming is the age old farming system being followed all over the world. The present study was carried out to assess the knowledge level of organic farming in Haveri district. A sample consisting of 160 certified organic farmers (80 men & 80 women) were interviewed through personal interview method. The finding indicated that, majority of the men (88.75 %) & women (90.00 %) had medium level of knowledge. The overall knowledge indices of men (55.10) & women (51.66) which indicated moderate knowledge level of the respondents about organic farming practices. Education, landholding, annual income and livestock possession of men showed significant difference and with respect to women only age and education were positively and significantly related to the knowledge level. They still lack in proper & complete knowledge of organic farming, hence on-campus training programmes, demonstrations & field days can help the farmers in order to practice profitable organic farming.

Pages: 817-820  |  1234 Views  730 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Shashikiran, Surekha Sankangoudar and Devika Hiremath. Knowledge level of farmers about organic farming practices. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):817-820.

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