COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme-4: Advances in Social Management in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

Farmers Attitude towards Organic Farming in Uttar Pradesh

Ankit Singh, Tanuja Singh, Bhartendu Yadav

Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur


Organic farming helps in raising income and employment for farmers and hence the agrarian economy through improvement in agricultural productivity and sustainability in agricultural production. In day-to-day live it is being observed that implementation of Organic agriculture is in limelight for to be practiced. But the facts are really something else. It is very much necessary to investigate the gap in between the policy making and its implementation onto the ground. Therefore, keeping this in view a study was performed using stratified random sampling method in specifically Prayagraj district of rural Uttar Pradesh to analyse the farmers attitude towards organic farming. The area under the research was confined to the two blocks of the selected district, out of 20 namely, Phulpur and Dhanupur with a sample of 80 farmers out of population. The independent and dependent variables selected for the study of Farmers attitude were measured on different scales and Data collected was analysed using basic statistical tools like percentages, frequency and chi-square test was applied to test the goodness of fit and finally the results were interpreted. Findings reveal that majority of the respondents (80%) had positive attitude towards organic farming and they are facing the problem of inadequate marketing facility for their produce. Therefore, it is suggested that further researches in this field may be carried out in other areas so that generalization of results could be possible. Also, it is possible to consider the women folk in understanding the level of knowledge with respect to modern agriculture, organic farming, and organic foods.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India