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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (181) Last page : (189)
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Impact of Training and Development of Farm Women Groups in Tamil Nadu

K. Uma1* and T. Nivetha2
1Professor, 2Ph.D Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Rural Management,
Tamil Nadu  Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 9.07.2020 | Revised: 11.08.2020 | Accepted: 16.08.2020 


In agricultural-dependent countries, extension programmes have been the main conduit for disseminating information on farm technologies and assist farmers in developing their farm technical and managerial skills. Farmers already have a lot of knowledge about their environment and their farming system extension can bring them other knowledge and information which they do not have. Major international agencies such as the UN and the World Bank have realized that these technologies have to address to the needs of not only the male farmer in perspective but also incorporate the requirements and adaptability of women in the farm sector. This study focus on impact of farm women groups by doing extension services. The sampling design followed was simple random sampling. Totally a sample of 240 Farm women were to be interviewed, 180 from member of Farm Women Group (FWG) and 60 from Non-member Farm Women. The result showed that certain characteristics such as personal characters of farmers, influential characters of trainers and other socio-cultural factors also playing a greater role in influencing technology adoption by farmers were analysed. About 60-80 % each of the women farmers identifies technical skill, attitude towards change, attitude towards taking risk, farmers exposure were important influential factor than educational level, income and years of farming experience. Moreover, government policy and weather condition respectively as factors influencing adoption of improved farm practices among women farmers.

Keywords: Farm women groups, Training, Impact on farm practices.

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Cite this article: Uma, K., & Nivetha, T. (2020). Impact of Training and Development of Farm Women Groups in Tamil Nadu, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 181-189. doi: