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

Knowledge of Recommended Goat Farming Practices under the ARYA Project in the Barmer District of Rajasthan

Payal Choudhary

MPUAT, Udaipur


Youth are critical to meaningfully transforming agriculture in India. It is difficult to inspire rural young passion and trust in agriculture, yet it is feasible, as evidenced by productive agriculture in a variety of conditions. The study was conducted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Gudamalani, Barmer since the Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) programme was initially delivered in 2019-20. A total of 267 youths were trained during the last three years. The key feature considered for the current study under the ARYA initiative is goat farming. In this context, the current study was conducted as part of the ARYA initiative to gain knowledge about recommended goat farming practices. Results show that the majority of the trained youth (64.16%) have a medium level, 20.84 per cent of trained youth with a high level of knowledge and only 15.00 per cent of trained youth have a low level of knowledge about goat farming practices. They might have participated in the entire Project's training sessions as a result, gaining as much knowledge as they could to become successful trained youth. Among the recommended goat farming practices, trained youth have superior knowledge of breeding procedures, the highest with 30.33 MPS, followed by Feeding practices with 27.33 MPS, marketing practices" with 26.25 MPS, Health practices" with 24.44 MPS, and trained youth have the least knowledge about "Housing practices" with 21.83 MPS. This may be due to the trained youth's high school education and moderate socio-economic background, which could be the cause of their maximum knowledge of breeding practices.

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