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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1282-1296
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.145


Impact Assessment of Horticulture Fair on Farming Community
B.S. Lakshmana Reddy1*, Pushpa1 and M.V. Srinivas Reddy2
1Agricultural Extension, Department of Social and Allied Sciences, University of Horticultural Sciences Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2Agricultural Extension, UAS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Horticulture fair is an integrated extension approach to disseminate the technologies to its stakeholders and provides an opportunity to know about newly released technologies and ongoing research in the field. The present study was conducted during Totagarike Mela of University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot. The data was collected from 500 participants using structured schedule. The results reveal that majority of the respondents are farmers (94.20%) belong to Bagalkot district (49.40%), participated only once (59.20%), illiterates (39.20%) and aged between 30 to 50 years (52.80%). The respondents obtained information about mela from Daily Newspaper (27.00%), Development Departments and Television (21.40% each) and Friends (20.40%).They participated to get technical information(63.80%) and to see indoor exhibition (28%) and implements and machineries (25.40%) while only 34.20% of them viewed all the stalls. About 47.40per cent of respondents visited indoor exhibition followed by agricultural machineries (45.60%), soil world (44.20%) and horticulture (38.20%). About 45.60per cent of the respondents received new information about agricultural machineries followed by soil world (32.80%), indoor exhibition (26.40%) and horticulture (22.60%) while only 56.20per cent of them visited demonstration plots and 28.60per cent participated in farmer to farmer interaction. Among 158 respondents who received useful and innovative technology/information, only 56.32per cent said they will adopt. Only 47.20per cent of participant’s said they will motivate others to participate in the Mela.


Keywords: Horticulture, Farming community, Agricultural machineries
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Lakshmana Reddy, B.S., Pushpa and Srinivas Reddy, M.V. 2020. Impact Assessment of Horticulture Fair on Farming Community.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1282-1296. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.145