Vol. 11 No. 2
Analysing the impact of capacity building process on participatory seed village programme in Purulia district of West Bengal
Author(s): A. CHAKRABORTY, P. P. GHOSH, S. K. BHATTACHARYA, B. MAHATO AND M. K. BHATTACHARJYA
Abstract: The study was carried out to investigate the impact of capacity building process on change in knowledge and adoption behaviour towards scientific seed production among farmers (n=120) of Purulia. Capacity building programme through individual, group and mass contact tools improved the knowledge level from low and moderate to moderate (15.8%) and high (82.5%). The symbolic adoption was moderate (50.83%) and did not vary significantly (p=0.05). The actual adoption index of the farmers exposed to group contact tools was the highest and differed significantly (p=0.05) among villages and treatments. The knowledge gain was positively correlated (r = 0.46 and 0.43) with change in area (151.74%) and production (168.51%), respectively. A positive correlation (r = 0.53) was also observed between actual adoption index and changes in the quantity of certified seed production. Conclusively, capacity building through group contact tools significantly improves the knowledge level and helps them adopt scientific seed production technologies.
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