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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 3010-3015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.356


Perception of the Farmers towards Technical Capability of Public Extension Personnel in Middle Gujarat
Subhash Chand1* and A. P. Shukla2
1Extension Education, Department of Extension Edu. BACA, AAU, Anand, Gujarat, India
2Sardar Patel Agricultural Educational Museum, DoEE, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is mostly a farming nation and about 60-70 % of its population depends directly or indirectly on agriculture. The agriculture extension system in country plays pivotal role in the agriculture development and public extension system has a major role to play. Agriculture Development in India mostly depends on effectiveness of Public agriculture extension, its approaches, service delivery, methodology and processes. The extension personnel are expected that they would persuade the farmers in adoption of the innovation or research outcome. They are considered as technical experts in dissemination of the latest farm technology in the farming domain. On this background, purposely a study was conducted in Anand district of Gujarat to find out the perception of the farmers towards the technical capability of public extension personnel in middle Gujarat. Study revealed that Majority of the farmer (65%) were found in the middle age group, about (79.16%) of the farmers were found in medium level of farming experience, about (92.50%) had medium level of extension participation, about (79.16%) has medium level of economic motivation, about (72.50%) of the farmers has medium level of risk orientation, nearly (46.66%) of the farmer has medium level of perception. The independent variables like, education, training received, reading habit, land holding, annual income, extension participation, mass media exposure, economic motivation, risk orientation and innovativeness has positive and highly significant correlation with perception of the farmers towards technical capability of extension personnel. Most of the farmers had favorable opinion about public private partnership in delivering agriculture extension services.


Keywords: Public extension, Perception, Technical capability, Public private partnership
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Subhash Chand and Shukla, A. P. 2020. Perception of the Farmers towards Technical Capability of Public Extension Personnel in Middle Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 3010-3015. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.356