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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1712-1716
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.201


Impact on Knowledge Gain through Farmer Field School (FFS) on Eco-Friendly Crop Management in Paddy
G. Porkodi* and S. Kannan
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vridhachalam, Cuddalore District, TamilNadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory and interactive approach to social learning. It is an approach that puts together set of principles and techniques meant to systematically enhance farmers’ abilities to investigate, analyze, innovate and learn improved farming practices. The FFS provide an opportunity for farmers to learn together and test and adapt practices, using practical, hands-on methods of discovery learning that emphasize observation, discussion, analysis and collective decision making. The present study on access the impact of knowledge gain through Farmer Field School (FFS) on eco-friendly crop management in paddy. The profile analysis of FFS farmers indicated that majority of them were middle aged, with medium farming experience, medium farm size, high level of extension contact, high level of innovativeness, high level of mass media exposure, medium level of scientific orientation, risk orientation and high level of training undergone. FFS farmers possessed high level of Knowledge when compared to Non FFS farmers. From the demonstrations, an average yield of 66.50 q ha-1 was recorded in FFS participated farmers as against 62.25 q ha-1 from non-FFS farmers (farmers practice). Obviously, this can be attributed due to impact of FFS. The B:C ratio was highest in demonstrated plot (1.86) when compared with farmer practice (1.65). Thus, the present extension delivery system can be supported through taking demonstrations by using FFS methodology as a successful extension approach.


Keywords: Paddy, Eco friendly Management, Knowledge and Adoption
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Porkodi, G. and Kannan, S. 2020. Impact on Knowledge Gain through Farmer Field School (FFS) on Eco-Friendly Crop Management in Paddy.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1712-1716. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.201