Ponung Kakki , Rajendra K. Talukdar , Pallabi Das and Pallabi Bora
East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh in the North Eastern Region has tremendous potentiality for commercial cultivation of Khasi Mandarin. Despite of rich soil and favourable agro-climatic conditions, full potentialities in terms of production and productivity could not be realised by the growers. The study highlights correlates of adoption of improved practices of Khasi Mandarin and the associated problems of adoption of improved practices by the farmers. The overall level of adoption from the findings revealed that majority (64.17%) of the respondents had medium level of adoption which was followed by low adoption level (25.00%). However, only 10.83 per cent were found to be in high level of adoption category. Total land holding, area under mandarin orchard, total annual income, extension contact, training exposure, management orientation and risk bearing ability had positive and significant correlation with the level of adoption. Age, family size, occupation of the family, farming experience and farm labour availability exhibited a non-significant relationship with the level of adoption. All the variables were found to contribute 42.9 per cent of total variation in adoption (R2=0.429) with extension contact, management orientation and risk bearing ability having significant contribution to this variation.
Keyword: Khasi Mandarin Growers, Tribal Farmers in Arunachal Pradesh, Behaviour study of Tribal Farmers