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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 104-108

Adoption of Vermicompost Technology for Livelihood Improvement of Farmers in Sivasagar District of Assam, India
Arundhati Bordoloi1*, Rupjyoti Bora2 and Prodip Handique1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sivasagar, Assam Agricultural University,
Rohdoi-785687, Sivasagar, India
2Directorate of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University, India
*Corresponding author

The awareness for vermicompost production for soil health as well as for entrepreneurship development was created among the rural population of Sivasagar district of Assam by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sivasagar through Front Line Demonstration programmes. The FLD programmes were conducted during August, 2012 to September, 2018 and the study was conducted during April 2019 to August 2019. The study was conducted on the beneficiaries of FLD programmes and total 100 farmers were selected randomly. The research design followed in the study was survey research method and the data collected by pretested well structure interview schedule. It is clear from the results that female farmers were more interested to adopt vermicompost (78.4%) as compared to male farmers (55..6%). The independent variables like gender, age, education, caste, income and land holding of farmers were the important variables for adoption of vermicompost technology. The study indicates that KVK, Sivasagar was able to motivate the middle aged and middle school pass farmers to adopt the technology with the highest benefit-cost ratio (3.52). Therefore, there is need to popularize vermicompost technology among young farmers and SC & ST community for greater upliftment of farming community.

Keywords: Adoption, Vermicompost, Farmer, FLD, KVK, Popularization
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Arundhati Bordoloi, Rupjyoti Bora and Prodip Handique. 2020. Adoption of Vermicompost technology for livelihood improvement of farmers in Sivasagar district of Assam, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 104-108. doi: