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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 790-800
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.093


A Study on the Factors Influencing the Rate of Learning and Adoption of Technologies by the Livestock Farmers of Ramanathapuram District
T.A. Vijayalingam1*, N.V. Rajesh1, S. Ilavarasan1, R. Venkataramanan2 and D. Ramasamy3
1Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
3Director of Extension Education, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This paper analyses the factors that are affecting the rate of learning interest and adoption of newer technologies extended through Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Ramanathapuram, a recently established (June 2013) constituent unit of TANUVAS, by the farmers of Ramanathapuram district. The present study was carried out for a period of 2 years (June 2016 to May 2018). The source of database included, 1) the total number of beneficiaries enrolled themselves for the training, 2) the total turn outs out of the enrolled 3) the total missed outs after their enrolment for the training 4) total beneficiaries attended the training programme without any prior enrolment but as a result of advertisement in regional newspaper, state level magazines, Reliance voice talk messages, TANUVAS mobile apps etc., 5) data on rate of adoption of technologies by different categories of trainees towards new farm establishment and improvement in the already established farms. The analysis revealed that there was a significant improvement in their knowledge after attending two days on-campus training on various farming enterprises. The adoption level was found to be higher among the farmers attending training on country chicken farming, followed by sheep and goat farming. Although female participants showed 100% interest in attending training, none of them started new farm in this district. The adoption level is poor in case of dairy farming, due to huge initial investment and non-availability of green fodder in this district. Overall, young and lesser educated male participants were eager in adopting technologies by starting new farm after attending the training.


Keywords: Livestock Farmers, Training impact, Rates of adoption
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Vijayalingam, T.A., N.V. Rajesh, S. Ilavarasan, R. Venkataramanan and Ramasamy, D. 2019. A Study on the Factors Influencing the Rate of Learning and Adoption of Technologies by the Livestock Farmers of Ramanathapuram District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 790-800. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.093