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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1243-1250
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.145


An Analysis of Relationship between Technological Gap and Socio-economic Characteristics of Arecanut Growers in Uttara Kannada District
Vinoda Shankara Naik1* and S.L. Patil2
1Department of Agricultural Extension, GKVK, UAS, Bengaluru-560065, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension Education, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Socio-economic characteristics of farmers play an important role in adoption of improved agricultural practices. The present study was conducted during 2015-16 in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Sirsi, Siddapur and Yellapur talukas of Uttara Kannada District were selected for the study in the view of their highest share in area and the production in the district. The total sample size was 180. The ex-post-facto research design was used for the study. The study showed that land holding, extension contact, mass media exposure, economic motivation, scientific orientation, education and market orientation had significant relationship with the technological gap of the arecanut growers. Whereas age, area under arecanut cultivation, experience in arecanut cultivation, family size, annual income, organization participation were non significantly related with technological gap. The regression analysis revealed that the selected independent variables put together explained 56.40 per cent of variation in technological gap of the arecanut growers. So, study concludes that it is essential to understand the multidimensional behavior and socio-economic characteristics of the farmers for adoption of improved agricultural practices which in turn reduces the technological gap.


Keywords: Socio-economic characteristics, Technological gap, Scientific orientation, Market orientation, Multidimensional behavior
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Vinoda Shankara Naik and Patil, S.L. 2019. An Analysis of Relationship between Technological Gap and Socio-economic Characteristics of Arecanut Growers in Uttara Kannada District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1243-1250. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.145