Constraints Faced by the Organic and Conventional Farmers in Adoption of Organic Farming Practices

M. K. Jangid, I. M. Khan and Sangram Singh


Due to intensive agriculture, using high yielding varieties (including hybrids), more fertilizers, chemicals and irrigation to increase yields was introduced. As the main focus being to increase production, product quality was neglected. As a result, biological diversity is lost, soil productivity is diminished, water resources are overused and polluted and climate changes have occurred and environmental problems overtook the first place in global context. The present study was conducted in the 6 selected villages of purposely selected Govindgarh Panchayat Samiti of Jaipur district. From these villages 50 organic farmers were selected by simple random sampling technique for the study purpose by proportional allocation method. Equal number of conventional farmers was also selected randomly from these selected villages. The major findings of the study were as follows : Both the organic and conventional farmers perceived with high intensity the constraints like “Inadequate availability of inputs like vermicompost, biofertilizers and organic manuresâ€, “Lack of skill about improved methods of compostingâ€ and “Lack of awareness about the concentration, time and method of biofertilizer applicationâ€.There was a significant difference between the organic and conventional farmers in perceiving the constraints in adoption of organic farming practices

Keyword: Constraints, Adoption, Or

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