Adoption Gap and its Path Analysis in Feeding Practices of Dairy Animals

B.S. Meena, Jitendra Chauhan, T. Rajula Shanthy and B.P. Singh


Extension system had played a crucial role in enhancing milk production of country which needs no further emphasis. However, there still exists a wide gap between the technology available with the research system and its’ adoption at farmers’ field particularly in the sphere of livestock feeding. Therefore, an effort was made to find out the adoption gap in feeding practices of dairy animals in Jhansi district of Bundelkhand. The data was collected from 240 farmers from eight villages in Jhansi district. It was found that about three fourth of the respondents were in medium category of adoption gap in relation to feeding practices of dairy animals. The extent of adoption gap was in relation to feeding practice of dairy animals was 56.53 percent in the study area. Ther highest adoption gap was observed in feeding of calves (67.37%) whereas the lowest gap was found in dry animal feeding (50.24%). Further, it was calculated that landless and marginal farmers had 61.50 and 59.83 per cent extent of adoption gap on feeding of pregnant animals. The results also revealed that the respondents had 50.24 per cent extent of adoption gap in relation to feeding practices of dry animals. The zero order correlation figures showed that six independent variables namely mass media exposure, localite source of information, cosmopolite source of information, risk orientation, attitude and knowledge were having significant relationship in negative direction with adoption gap. Thus, the technology dissemination system must be focused on these variables to minimize this gap

Keyword: Adoption gap; Dairy anima

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