Aquaculture extension among farmers: Policy implications

Joshua, Nisha Elizabeth and Ojha, S N and Immanuel, Sheela and Shyam, S Salim (2015) Aquaculture extension among farmers: Policy implications. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 21 (4). pp. 1925-1932. ISSN ISSN 0971–765X

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    Abstract

    The study was conducted in five districts which had the highest inland fish farmer population in Kerala. Primary data were collected from 225 aquaculture farmers who availed support through the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) and from 165 Department of Fisheries (DoF) staff officials who provided ATMA support to farmers. Contact of farmers with various resource persons was quantified by resource person contact index from the perspective of both farmers and DoF staff, thereafter, to find that there was no significant difference in the index scores, which indicated adequate rapport between farmers and resource persons. Regularity of different farm information dissemination activities conducted by ATMA and satisfaction arising out of it, was assessed among farmers, by means of Garrett method. The different sources through which farmers became aware of ATMA were found out. Policy suggestions were proposed to improve the extension support meant for farmers, which would help in aquaculture development.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: ATMA, Resource Person Contact Index, Farm Information Dissemination Activity Efficiency, Aquaculture, Policy Suggestions
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 05:54
    Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 05:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10621

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