Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Major Problems Faced by the Farmers in Adopting Brri Dhan29 in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh (Published)
The main purpose of this study was to determine the socio-demographic characteristics and major problems faced by the farmers in adopting BRRI dhan29 in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. The study was conducted with 90 farmers in three villages of Batiaghata union. The majority (50.00%) of the respondents were middle aged, 80.00% had primary level of education. The highest 46.67% had small farm size, 60.00% of medium income and 71.11% had poor training experience. The highest (80.00%) proportion of the respondents had medium innovativeness, 74.44% medium extension contact and 83.33% medium adoption of BRRI dhan29. Higher yield, availability of quality seed, and short duration variety was the 3rd, 4th, and 5th statement for the respondent’s perceived benefits of adopting BRRI dhan29 cultivation. Unable to tolerate salinity at matured time was the main important problem for the respondents and its Problem Confrontation Index (PCI) found 311.
Citation: Shamsun Nahar, and Md. Zulfiker Ali (2021) Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Major Problems Faced By the Farmers in Adopting Brri Dhan29 in the Coastal Areas Of Bangladesh, International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies, Vol.8, No.4, pp.36-52
The main purpose of this study was to determine the adoption of BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas of Bangladesh. The study was conducted in three villages (Shimulbaria, Balitha and Fingri) of Fingri union under Satkhira Sadar Upazila of Satkhira district. In this study, 75 farmers were selected as sample following simple random sampling technique, compiled, coded, analyzed and interpreted as per objectives.Majority of the respondents were middle aged (50.7%), had primary level of education (64%), small family size (49.3%), and large farm size (64%). The respondents had medium income (66.7%), medium extension contact (62.7%), and low farming experience (53.3%). It was also found that majority of the respondents had medium knowledge (81.3%) on rice cultivation which helped them to adopt and carry on the BRRI dhan28 technology. Majority of the respondents had medium adoption (77.3%) of BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas. Out four rice varieties (BRRI dhan28, BRRI dhan50, Super miniket dhan and BRRI dhan47) BRRI dhan28 ranked first in respect of extent of adoption (54.92%). On the other hand comparative profitability of BRRI dhan28 was more than other varieties on the basis of area under cultivation, average yield, average selling price and average net income. High market price and non- complexity of cultivation procedure were two most important benefits of adopting BRRI dhan28. So it is concluded that if policy-maker and extension organizations concentrate on these factors, they are more likely to succeed in making the respondents more favorably disposed to adopt BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas of Bangladesh.