Anitha Raj. N. and K. Shivaramu
The study was conducted during 2018-19 in three districts (Mandya, Chikkaballapur and Tumakuru) of Karnataka where two taluks were selected to assess the resource management of assured, protected and rainfed farming situation farmers, 180 respondents were selected using purposive random sampling method. Data was collected using structured interview schedule through personal interview method. The collected data was tabulated and analyzed using percentages, correlation and regression. Ex-post facto research design was employed for the study. The findings revealed that farmers in protected farming situations had obtained relatively higher mean indices (0.0515) followed by rainfed farming situation (0.0151) and assured farming situation (0.0109) respectively. In dimension wise Natural resource management, protected farming situation obtained highest index (0.0388) than the pooled sample (0.0346) followed by rainfed (0.0362). Independent variable farming experience (r=0.339) had positive and highly significant relationship with resource management at one per cent level in assured farming situation. Independent variables viz., farming experience, farming commitment, achievement motivation, mass media exposure, innovativeness, scientific orientation, extension participation, extension agency contact, time management, land holding, decision making ability, cosmopoliteness and annual income had significantly contributed to the resource management of farmers.
Keyword: Resource management; Farming situation; Relationship; Extent of contribution.