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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 174-178
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.021


Constraints Faced by the Respondents in Adopting Inter-Cropping Practices of Black Pepper and Betel Vine in Arecanut Plantation in Jirang Block of Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya
Dasiewdorshisha Sancley* and Syed H. Mazhar
Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication, SHUATS, Prayagraj-211007, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Constraints are something that imposes a limit or restriction or that prevents something from occurring. These constraints affect the farming practices of the farmers in Jirang block and lower down their income level in many sphere. Therefore, the purposed of this research was to find out the constraints faced by the respondents in adopting inter-cropping practices of black pepper and betel vine in areca-nut plantation in Jirang block of Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya. Jirang Block which is in  Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya was selected purposively keeping into the fact that less research has been conducted in the recent past and due to the maximum number of the farmers are cultivating areca nut and those of which practice inter-cropping within this block. Since time immemorial, areca nut has been grown in Meghalaya as an important commercial crop. Inter-cropping of crops like black pepper and betel vine has also been started by the farmers for many years as a source of income generation but the management practices was not up to the mark due to many constraints in their farming practices. The research design that was used for this study was an ex-post facto research design. The sample study was selected through multistage sampling method in the selected study area of the respondents. Number of respondents was selected using a simple random method by using computer aided random selection based on the criteria of farmers who were practicing areca nut plantation plus inter-cropping. A survey of 310 adopters was done by collecting the primary data using an interview schedule. Ranking method system was used as a statistical measurement for interpretation of the data and results. Independent variables included in this study were gender, age, marital status, educational level, and type of house, family size, family type, social category, and annual income, information seeking behaviour, participation in extension activities, social participation, innovativeness, scientific orientation, economic motivation and risk orientation which were used to analysed the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents.


Keywords: Areca nut, Black pepper, Betel vine, constraints, Inter-cropping, Ri-Bhoi
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Dasiewdorshisha Sancley and Syed H. Mazhar. 2020. Constraints Faced by the Respondents in Adopting Inter-Cropping Practices of Black Pepper and Betel Vine in Arecanut Plantation in Jirang Block of Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 174-178. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.021