Tag Archives: Organic farming

Analysis of the Adoption of Organic Farming Innovations in Pagerwojo District, Tulungagung Regency (Published)

The objectives of research are; (1) to analysis the adoption of organic farming innovations in Pagerwojo District, Tulungagung Regency, and (2) to determine the level of income from the adoption of organic farming innovations. Research is conducted in Pagerwojo District Tulungagung Regency, from April to August of 2020. Method of research is survey and sampling technique is simple random sampling. Result of research indicates that the application of organic vegetable farming in Pagerwojo District, Tulungagung Regency is divided into four categories, which are: conventional category for very low application rate, knowing- organic category for low application rate, interest-in-organic category for moderate application rate, and toward-organic category for high application rate

Keywords: Adoption, Innovation, Organic farming

Opportunity of Organic Farming to Improve Socio-Economic Life of Nepalese Farmers (Published)

Organic farming is important for the good health of human beings and environment. Number of organic farmers is increasing in Nepal because of the increasing awareness on environment and climate change. The aim of this study was to explore the opportunity of organic farming to improve the socio-economic life of Nepalese farmers. The study was based on the mixed research design. Data was collected from four districts of Nepal and purposively 578 organic farmers were selected. The study shows that main source of Nepalese farmer is agriculture and conventional farming practice was more similar to the organic farming so that there is very easy to practice of organic farming. Demand of organic product is increasing in the National and international market and farmers are getting good return also. increased awareness on climate change, message dissemination from the experiences farmers and experts, economic benefit, social recognition, support of concerned organization are some factors which supporting to create the opportunity of organic farming. There is need of wider dissemination of benefit of organic farming and local development plan should address and implement the activities to train the farmers.

Keywords: Nepalese Farmers, Opportunity, Organic farming, Socio-Economic Life

Implication of Diffusion Model In The Process of Adoption & Practices of Organic Farming in Nepal (Published)

The theory of diffusion of innovation is very popular and widely tested theory in the process of diffusion of information among the wider society. Information system effects on the decision making process. Right information in right time can make the right decision. The aim of this study was to examine the implication of diffusion model in the process of adoption and practices of organic farming in Nepalese context. The study was conducted among the 578 farmers of four districts by selecting purposively. Structured questionnaires survey was done to collect their experiences. As a theoretical process of diffusion model: initially farmers collected the information from neighbors, radio & TV and other sources and thought about its cost and benefit and decide to adoption. After its practice, more than 95% felt satisfaction and suggested to other people also to involve in the organic farming. Finally, more than 98% confirmed its necessity of continuation in future also. No any farmer decided to discontinue of organic farming in near future. There is significant improvement in the socio-economic status of farmers after involvement in organic farming so that farmers are eager to continue it. Some of the farmers have reported its challenges also which needs to be addressed by the government authorities and other concerned organization to increase the numbers of organic farmers. 

Keywords: Diffusion Model, Implication, Nepal, Organic farming, Process & Practices

Opportunity of Organic Farming to Improve Socio-Economic Life of Nepalese Farmers (Published)

Organic farming is important for the good health of human beings and environment. Number of organic farmers is increasing in Nepal because of the increasing awareness on environment and climate change. The aim of this study was to explore the opportunity of organic farming to improve the socio-economic life of Nepalese farmers. The study was based on the mixed research design. Data was collected from four districts of Nepal and purposively 578 organic farmers were selected. The study shows that main source of Nepalese farmer is agriculture and conventional farming practice was more similar to the organic farming so that there is very easy to practice of organic farming. Demand of organic product is increasing in the National and international market and farmers are getting good return also. increased awareness on climate change, message dissemination from the experiences farmers and experts, economic benefit, social recognition, support of concerned organization are some factors which supporting to create the opportunity of organic farming. There is need of wider dissemination of benefit of organic farming and local development plan should address and implement the activities to train the farmers.

Keywords: Nepalese Farmers, Opportunity, Organic farming, Socio-Economic Life

Challenges of Organic Farming Faced By Nepalese Farmers (Published)

Organic farming can directly contribute in the better health and environment. It may the better alternative for the problem of climate change and environmental degradation. Promotion of organic farming is necessary so the study is going to explore the challenges of organic farming faced by the Nepalese farmers. . The study was conducted in four districts: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktpur and Dhading. Altogether, 578 organic farmers were selected purposively. Mixed method was used to collect the data. Statistical analysis was done for quantitative data and logical interpretation was done for qualitative data. The study explored the various challenges of organic farming: high investment and price of goods, low production, less selling because of the lack of knowledge among the consumers, limited market, no provision of compensation if production damaged, and lack of certification. Farmers requested to address all these problem of organic farmers to encourage the involvement for coming generation. Nepal government can study on the possible way of solution with the close interaction of organic farmers. 

Keywords: Certification, Challenges, Farmers, Nepal, Organic farming