Analysis on Influencing Factors of Technology Adoption of Different Land Based Enterprises of Farmers under Diversified Farming System

Arun Kumar Singha, M.J. Baruah, R. Bordoloi, P. Dutta, U. S. Saikia


The present study to assess the technology adoption behaviour of farmers of different land based enterprises under diversified farming system was conducted in Sonitpur district of Assam, India. A sample size of 135 farmer respondents was drawn from three Agricultural Sub-Divisions of the district by using proportionate random sampling technique. The study shows that among the socio-economic variables under study, except age, other variables namely; education, extension contact and annual income were found having positively significant correlation with technology adoption of all the selected enterprises, while the variable operational land holding had shown positive and significant relation with rice cultivation and dairy farming. The study further reveals that economic motivation and innovation proneness were the two psychological variables which had positive and significant correlation with technology adoption of all selected four enterprises. While variables-risk orientation, decision making ability and attitude towards farm diversification of the respondents had positively significant association with technology adoption of dairy and fishery, fishery and rice, vegetable and fishery respectively under diversified farming system.

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