Organic Farming from Farmers Point of View: A Case Study in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh

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Organic Farming from Farmers Point of View: A Case Study in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh

September 19, 2020 Agricultural Sciences 0

The main purpose of the study was to evaluate farmers socio-economic status, attitude and
relationship among them towards organic farming. A simple random sampling technique was used to
select 40 respondents. Attitude of respondents toward organic farming was measured with twenty
statements using five point likert type scales. To explore the relationship between the concerned
variables correlation coefficient (r) was computed. Majority of the respondents were male (90%),
average age was 44 years. 45% respondents were illiterate, had average 4 years of farming
experience. Majority of the respondents (80%) had positive attitude towards organic farming.
Relatives and Extension Agents were found as the main information source of organic farming for
most of the respondents. Cosmopoliteness and Extension contact had positive and significant
relationship with their attitude (.461 and .377 respectively). Efforts should therefore be made to
promote and increase the practice of organic farming as promoting organic farming practice, farm
income is increased than conventional farming and Government role is highly demanded.

Author (s) Details

Mithun Kumar Ghosh
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Mehedi Hashan Sohel
Department of Soil Science, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Nazmin Ara
Faculty of Agriculture, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Fatima Tuj Zahara
Faculty of Agriculture, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Sajid Bin Nur
Faculty of Agriculture, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Md. Mahamudul Hasan
Faculty of Agriculture, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

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