AN INVESTIGATION INTO PATTERN OF ADOPTION OF VACCINATION AND DEWORMING BY DAIRY FARMERS IN TARAI AREA OF UTTARAKHAND

Article Id: ARCC2221 | Page : 79-88
Citation :- AN INVESTIGATION INTO PATTERN OF ADOPTION OF VACCINATION AND DEWORMING BY DAIRY FARMERS IN TARAI AREA OF UTTARAKHAND.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2009.(28):79-88
Prakash Mishra and D. Bardhan
Address : College of Veterinery. and Animal Sciences, G.B. Pant University of Agric and Technology, Pantnagar-263 146, India

Abstract

A study was carried out in 2007 on 80 farmers in five randomly selected villages of Rudrapur
Block of US Nagar District of Uttarakhand to study the pattern of adoption of vaccination and
deworming by dairy farmers of the region and factors influencing the pattern of adoption. The
findings revealed that adoption rates have been high for vaccination over the years compared to
deworming. Disadoption of the two technologies–in comparison to adoption - is of a more recent
phenomenon as most of disadoption took place less than five years prior to the study. Findings
regarding reasons for disadoption and non-adoption of technologies envisaged the following
policy implications: To ensure farmers’ adoption of technologies like vaccination and deworming,
it is necessary to increase their awareness about the benefits of these technologies and making
sure that these technologies are available frequently and timely. Findings regarding factors
influencing early adoption of technologies revealed that more than human endowments,
institutional endowments-viz. credit and information access, membership of group and distance
to market-available to farmers favourably affect adoption of the two technologies considered in
the study.

Keywords

Adoption Early adopter Late adopter Vaccination Deworming.

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