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Impact of Training on Knowledge Level of Integrated Rice-Fish Farming Practices

H. Sarma, R.K. Talukdar and P. Mishra

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The present investigation was carried out in the Jorhat district of Assam based on proportionate random sampling to study the impact of training in terms of level of knowledge enhanced by the trained women farmer on integrated ricefish farming practices. The Assam Agricultural University had launched the project “DBT’s Women Bioresource Complexâ€ in Jorhat district in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. Under the project, training on integrated rice-fish farming was imparted to some selected women farmers during July, 2007. A total of 150 women respondents (75 trained and 75 untrained women respondents) constituted the sample of the present study. The study reveals that the level of knowledge of trained women farmers (X 1=20.23) was significantly higher than the untrained women farmers (X 2=6.79), which can be attributed to impact of training programme. The findings of correlation analysis further shows that independent variables age, operational land holding and mass media exposure had negative and non-significant relationship with knowledge level, while , in case of educational level , contact with the project staff and availability of the fish pond, it was found to be positive but non-significantv

Keyword: Training; Knowledge; Inte

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