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Volume & Issue no: Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2015

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Title:
A Study of Perception of Farmers towards Organic Farming
Author Name:
Dr. Suresh Patidar, Himanshu Patidar
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Organic farming is gaining popularity all over the world, as it can diversify agricultural production systems towards attaining improved productivity, farm income and food, as well as environmental safety. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate farmers perception of organic farming and issues associated with it. The present study was conducted in Madhya Pradesh, India. The state of Madhya Pradesh consists of 39 districts; out of these a convenient and purposive sampling technique was used to select 100 respondents from 50 villages of Khargone district of Nimar region. Descriptive statistics and factor analysis were used to present the findings of the study while the Chi-square analysis was used to test the study hypotheses. Study revealed that 67% of respondents have positive perception towards organic farming. Also, 5 out of 9 variables selected, affects respondents perception towards organic farming. There were significant relationships (p≤ 0.05) between respondents’ age, educational background, farm size, benefits, social aspects and perception of organic farming. Key Words:- Organic Farming, Perception, Agriculture, Productivity, Production
Cite this article:
Dr. Suresh Patidar, Himanshu Patidar , " A Study of Perception of Farmers towards Organic Farming" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2015 , pp. 269-277 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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