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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (202) Last page : (207)
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Farmer’s Knowledge Level towards Value Addition in Horticulture and Vegetable Crops

Sonia Rani* and P. S. Shehrawat
Department of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar – 125004 (Haryana), India
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Received: 21.05.2018  |  Revised: 19.06.2018   |  Accepted: 27.06.2018  



The present study was conducted in Haryana state and two districts Hisar from southwest and Sonipat from northeast were selected, purposively. From each district, three blocks were selected randomly. Further, three villages were selected from each block making a total of 18 villages. From each village, ten farmers were selected randomly, making a total sample of 180 farmers. Hence, one hundred eighty farmers were interviewed for the study. It was found that majority of respondents 66.11 per cent had high level, 31.66 per cent had medium level and only 2.22 per cent had low level of knowledge about primary level includes cleaning, grading, packaging of fruits and vegetables products. The study reveals that majority of the farmers 62.22 per cent possessed high level while only 37.78 per cent medium level of knowledge about of harvesting at proper stage and was found that majority of the farmer’s 62.22 per cent had high level 37.78 per cent had medium level of knowledge regarding cleaning and sorting, not even a single respondent was found to have low level of knowledge of it. To reach the results aggregates total was calculated for each statement separately and on the basis of calculated scores, mean scores and mean score percentage were obtained which were ranked according to their maximum to minimum mean score percentage for assessing the knowledge level of the farmers.

Key words: Knowledge, Cleaning, Grading, Fruits, Vegetable


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Cite this article: Rani, S. and Shehrawat, P.S., Farmer’s Knowledge Level Towards Value Addition in Horticulture and Vegetable Crops, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 202-207 (2018). doi: