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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2525-2534
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.300


Knowledge based Adoption Behavior of Poultry Farmers in Different Agro-Climatic Zones of West Bengal, India
Arunasis Goswami and Sukanta Biswas*
Dept. of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, W.B. University of Animal and Fishery Sc. Kolkata, W.B., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Poultry farming is one of the vital assets of livelihood generation for pro-poor rural stakeholders in various agro-climatic Zone of West Bengal, India. In the study, one district from each agro climatic zone i.e. 06 districts were purposively selected. The total 1178 GP was selected purposively from six districts and all villages under 61 Gram Panchayets (i.e. 5% of 1178 GP) was covered randomly in which 524 no’s of villages was taken for this study. From each village one poultry farmer i.e. 524 no’s of Poultry owners were selected for the study. The data collected through pre-tested structured interview schedule with 35 Nos. of independent variables along with knowledge and Adoption Index as dependent variables and analyzed through various statistical methods. The study explored that, majority of Poultry owners were middle age group(31-40 years), married, Hindu by religion, High school literacy, low income group, Business and Labour were main occupation and took self-decision for poultry farming in all zones. The majority of selected Poultry owners have medium level of knowledge and adoption about improved farming practices in all Zones. Poultry farming should be encouraged in all ACZ along with training of farmers for improved A.H. practices is to be taken due consideration while formulating planning.


Keywords: Adoption, Knowledge, Livelihood, Poultry Farmers, Agro-climate etc
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Arunasis Goswami and Sukanta Biswas. 2020. Knowledge based Adoption Behavior of Poultry Farmers in Different Agro-Climatic Zones of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2525-2534. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.300