This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-3, 2018
Area
Sericulture
Author
Bidyut Nath Choudhury
Co-authors
Dr. Suresh Ch. Das, Dr. Mridul Ch. Sarmah, Dr. Maniruddin Ahmed
Org/Univ
Central Silk Board, Guwahati, Assam, India
Pub. Date
30 April, 2018
Paper ID
V4I3-1137
Publisher
Keywords
Sericulture, Improved technologies, Adoption, Impact, Cocoon

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Bidyut Nath Choudhury, Dr. Suresh Ch. Das, Dr. Mridul Ch. Sarmah, Dr. Maniruddin Ahmed. A study on the influence of socio-economic factors on knowledge and technology adoption of sericulture farmers of Aizawl district of Mizoram, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Bidyut Nath Choudhury, Dr. Suresh Ch. Das, Dr. Mridul Ch. Sarmah, Dr. Maniruddin Ahmed (2018). A study on the influence of socio-economic factors on knowledge and technology adoption of sericulture farmers of Aizawl district of Mizoram. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Bidyut Nath Choudhury, Dr. Suresh Ch. Das, Dr. Mridul Ch. Sarmah, Dr. Maniruddin Ahmed. "A study on the influence of socio-economic factors on knowledge and technology adoption of sericulture farmers of Aizawl district of Mizoram." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.3 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Sericulture has been playing a vital role in developing the economic condition of the poor farmers of Mizoram. It has been a sustainable livelihood for last three decades. The recent new and improved sericulture technologies and their adoption at farmers’ level has increased the quantity and quality of raw silk production to a new height. However, the productivity of raw silk in Kg per hectare of the State and productivity of raw silk at national levels still very wide. There is also a wide gap between present production and potential production. Hence, the present study is aimed to know the influence of socio-economic factors such as farmers’ education, experience, age, extension participation, extension contact on knowledge and adoption of improved sericultural technologies among three sericultural villages of Aizawl District of Mizoram. The study revealed that education, experience, farm size and extension contact have a positive relationship with knowledge and adoption level, leading to significant increase in cocoon yield and productivity. Hence, the findings of the study concluded that for the dissemination of new technologies, farmers’ socio-economic conditions and factors must also be considered for successful and effective adoption.
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