FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF NEW FEEDING TECHNOLOGY BY THE FARMER INTEREST GROUPS (FIGs) OF VELLORE DISTRICT IN TAMIL NADU

Article Id: ARCC486 | Page : 389 - 392
Citation :- FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF NEW FEEDING TECHNOLOGY BY THE FARMER INTEREST GROUPS (FIGs) OF VELLORE DISTRICT IN TAMIL NADU.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2012.(46):389 - 392
B. Rajesh Kumar, D. Baskaran and A. Serma Saravana Pandian
Address : Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Vepery, Chennai-600 007, India

Abstract

The factors influencing the new feeding technology ie., Dairy Cattle feed computation for Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu was analysed. The study was conducted among the 150 adopters and 102 non adopters of Farmer Interest Groups belonging to 12 villages from each of the 12 blocks of Vellore district. Binary logistic regression analysis was fitted to study the factors, which influenced the adoption of new low cost cattle feed computation technology. The factors influencing adoption rate of the new feeding technology were total dairy income, animal holding and net returns per litre of milk. On the other hand the variables such as age, education, family size, experience in dairy farming and net agricultural income had no significant effect towards the adoption rate. Further, the logit model had correctly predicted the adopters and non adopters by 97 per cent.

Keywords

New feeding technology Adoption Determinant factors.

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