Study on Relationship of Socio-Economic Factors of Farm Women with their Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Paddy Cultivation Practices

Authors: B S Swetha and N Narasimha Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences (GKVK), Bangalore - 560 065, Karnataka, India

The present study was undertaken to find out the relationship of socio-economic factors of farm women on knowledge and adoption of improved paddy cultivation practices in kolar district of Karnataka. The findings revealed that there was positive and significant relationship at one per cent level between education and knowledge level. Social participation, extension contact, risk orientation management orientation, extension participation, were found to have positive and significant relationship at five per cent level. Education, risk orientation, extension contact, age, social participation, management orientation, extension participation had positive and significant relationship with the adoption level of the respondents. Education, social participation, management orientation, risk orientation, extension contact, extension participation which were significant in regression analysis in explaining the variation in the knowledge level. Age, education, land holding, extension contact and extension participation, innovative proneness, risk orientation were significant in regression analysis in explaining the variation in the adoption level.

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