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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1873-1883
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.214


Effectiveness of Research-Extension-Farmer linkages of Agricultural Technology Management Agencies in Assam, India
Kamni Paia Biam1* and Utpal Barman2
1Dairy Extension Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
2Department of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The purpose of the paper was to compare and assess the effectiveness of Research-Extension-Farmer linkages of Agricultural Technology Management Agencies (ATMA). The study was conducted in Jorhat (World Bank- ATMA) and Golaghat (Central Sector Scheme- ATMA) districts of Assam. The multistage sampling design was followed to collect data from 134 respondents. The linkage effectiveness was studied at the Block level. In the study, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) was a unit of research; Block Level ATMA was the extension unit and farmers involving with ATMA formed the farmers’ unit. A method was developed to obtain linkage effectiveness scores. The study found that the overall linkage effectiveness score between Block Level ATMA- Farmers was highest in both the districts. The Mann-Whitney U test indicated that linkage effectiveness score was higher for ATMA-Golaghat (Mdn=15) than for ATMA-Jorhat (Mdn =14), (U=143.1, Z= - 2.897 and p=.486). Kathalguri Block of ATMA Golaghat and Koliapani Block of ATMA-Jorhat scored highest linkage effectiveness score where the KVK of the districts are located on the Block (U= 2.81, Z= -1.202 and p= .423). The study found that the proximity of Block and KVK and inbuilt mechanism at KVK for ATMA activities increase R-E-F linkage effectiveness.


Keywords: ATMA, Assam, Extension reforms, Research-Extension–Farmers Linkages.
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Kamni Paia Biam and Utpal Barman. 2017. Effectiveness of Research-Extension-Farmer linkages of Agricultural Technology Management Agencies in Assam, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1873-1883. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.214