Level of Adoption and Factor Affecting the Level of Adoption Sustainable Soil Management Practices in Ramechhap District, Nepal
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 21-24
Received: Jan. 7, 2015;
Accepted: Jan. 21, 2015;
Published: Mar. 3, 2015
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Bikal Koirala, Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
Jay Prakash Dutta, Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
Shiva Chandra Dhakal, Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
Krishna Kumar Pant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
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This study investigated the level of adoption and factor affecting the level of adoption of sustainable soil management practices. This research was based on the primary data that was collected in 2012 at Chisapani, Nagdaha and Kathjor VDCs of Ramechhap district of Nepal to analyze the level of adoption and factor affecting the level of adoption of sustainable soil management practices. Pre-tested semi structured interview schedule were used to collect the primary data from 120 farmers, 40 farmers from each VDC by applying simple random sampling technique. The major sustainable soil management practices adopted were found to be improved farm yard manure, improved cattle urine, inclusion of the vegetable and legume in the farming system and use of the bio-pesticide. The level of technology adoption was found to be 79.55% and this shows that the level of adoption was high. The higher level of adoption was due to increase in the production and productivity of the crops and improvement in soil fertility. While considering about the factor affecting the adoption of sustainable soil management practices, the study showed that the five variables namely training, credit, income, livestock standard unit and experience were significantly affecting for higher level of adoption. A unit increase in training, credit, livestock standard unit and experience would increase the probability of level of adoption by 3.48%, 0.83%, 0.45% and 1.1% respectively and a hundred rupees increase in income would increase the probability of level of adoption by 0.0819%.
Adoption, Production, Technology, Significantly, Sustainable Soil Management
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Jay Prakash Dutta,
Shiva Chandra Dhakal,
Krishna Kumar Pant,
Level of Adoption and Factor Affecting the Level of Adoption Sustainable Soil Management Practices in Ramechhap District, Nepal, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry.
Vol. 3, No. 2,
2015, pp. 21-24.
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