Type : Other Article
Azhanuo Rutsa and Kaushal Kumar Jha
SRI technology provides enormous scope to scale up the productivity and income of farmers. The present study was carried out in the state of Nagaland to evaluate the extent of the adoption of SRI technology for sustainable rice production. The study was conducted in the Kohima district of Nagaland as the prevalence of the System of Rice Intensification was observed higher in this district in comparison to other districts. The data was collected from a sample of 120 farmers using a pre-tested interview schedule by conducting personal interviews. The findings of the study revealed that most (73.33%) of the farmers had a moderate level of adoption of SRI technology. The variables of extension contacts, formal information sources, scientific orientation, training exposure, and attitude influenced the extent of SRI technology adoption among paddy farmers. Major constraints faced by farmers included marketing, logistics as well and relevant policies for easy access to technology. Hence farmers should be motivated through need-based training and demonstrations to adopt the requisite package of practices of SRI to reduce the technological gap, minimize constraints, and promote sustainable rice production thereby enhancing their income and profitability.
Keyword: Extent of Adoption of SRI Technology for Sustainable Rice Production in Nagaland , Sustainable rice production; System of rice intensification; Adoption.