International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART F
Knowledge, Attitude and symbolic adoption of organic farming in Haryana
Author(s): Sushmita and Dr. Rita Goel
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM, 2005) explained that organic farming is a production system that improves the soil health, environment and people. It relies on the eco-friendly mechanism, biodiversity and cycle adapted to local conditions rather than the use of inputs with adverse effect. By keeping in mind the benefits of organic farming, the present study was carried out in four villages of two districts namely Sirsa and Hisar of Haryana state. Total 240 farmers were selected for the study randomly. Thus 60 farmers (30 males and 30 females) from each village were selected randomly, thus comprising a sample of 240 farmers (equal number of males and females). A pretested questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results shows that 55.8% respondents were in low category (Scores up to 83) regarding overall knowledge of organic food with neutral attitude (45.83%) and not ready to adopt the organic farming (86.7%). Female farmers knowledge was low as compared to male farmer with unfavourable attitude (57.5%) towards organic farming.
How to cite this article:
Sushmita, Dr. Rita Goel. Knowledge, Attitude and symbolic adoption of organic farming in Haryana. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(1):322-324.