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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (862) Last page : (866)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6159

Impact Assessment of Popularization of Agricultural Technologies in Different Production Systems

Rajeshwari Desai*, Renuka Salunke, Shreedevi Mugalkhod and Ashwini Morab
All India Coordinated Research Project- Family Resource Management
Main Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005,
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajmanohardesaiuas@gmail.com
Received: 10.01.2018  |  Revised: 14.02.2018   |  Accepted: 17.02.2018  


Women in rural areas perform a major part of all agricultural operations like weeding, transplanting, sowing, harvesting, cleaning, storage etc. Technological empowerment of women is the need of the day for betterment of agriculture and agricultural production system.  Hence, the study was conducted with an objective to popularize the improved agricultural technologies in different production systems. The trainings were conducted in different villages namely Dummawad, Marewad, Lokur and Mudhol taluk and about 160 farm women were trained. The pre & post knowledge tests were executed before and after the training programmes. The results revealed that the farm women had less knowledge regarding improved technologies namely serrated sickle, groundnut decorticator, cycle weeder and were not aware of fertilizer trolley, saral kurpi, sapling transplanter, spiral grain separator, maize sheller and bhendi plucker. The post test scores revealed that farm women had maximum knowledge gain with respect sapling transplanter followed by spiral grain separator, saral kurpi and cycle weeder. Thus, such trainings on improved tools/implements & machinery empowers the rural women with technical knowledge and enhances the agricultural productivity.

Key word: Impact assessment, Popularization, Agricultural Technologies, Knowledge

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Cite this article: Desai, R., Salunke, R., Mugalkhod, S. and Morab, A., Impact Assessment of Popularization of Agricultural Technologies in Different Production Systems, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 862-866 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6159