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Opinion of farmers regarding organic farming

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Family and Community Resource Management, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • 2Department of Family and Community Resource Management, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 10-16, October,14 (2017)

Abstract

Organic farming is gaining popularity all over the world, as it can diversify agricultural production systems towards attaining improved productivity, farm income and food, as well as environmental safety. The aim of this study was therefore to know the opinion of farmers regarding organic farming and issues associated with it. The present study was conducted in Uttranchal state in India. Interview schedule was used to find out the opinion of farmers regarding organic farming, wherein convenient and purposive sampling technique was used to select 40 respondents from Shantipuri and Nagla district of Uttaranchal region. Descriptive statistics were used to present the findings of the study. The findings from the survey revealed that nearly one-half of respondents had a positive opinion towards organic farming. There were significant relationships (p= 0.05) between respondentsí type of family and years of experience in farming and opinion of farmers regarding organic farming. Furt hermore, the survey also brought forth that the type of manure that the farmers used were also significantly related to thei r educational level and years of experience in farming

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