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Adoption Behaviour of Poplar Cultivation in Punjab


Mandeep Singh, Manjeet Kaur, Amrit Kaur Mahal



The Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 3
First page : ( 574) Last page : ( 577)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00174.9

Adoption behaviour of poplar cultivation in Punjab

Singh Mandeep1,*, Kaur Manjeet1, Mahal Amrit Kaur2
1Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

2Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

*Corresponding author’s email:

JELCodes Q12, Q16, Q23.

Online published on 27 September, 2018.


The present study was taken up to analyze the adoption behaviour of poplar cultivation in Punjab. The study is based on the primary data collected from a sample of 92 farmers consisting of 60 adopters and 32 non-adopters of agro-forestry from four clusters of villages from Ludhiana and Ropar districts of Punjab state. The data were collected for the year 2013–14. Logistic Regression Model was used to empirically quantify the relative influence of various socio-economic variables in the adoption of agroforestry system. The socio-economic variables considered were age, education, farm size, working members in agriculture, source of motivation, extension contacts and off-farm income of the farmers. The analysis brought out that the age, education and extension contacts of the sample farmers were positively correlated with adoption behaviour, whereas working members in agriculture, farm size, the source of motivation and the off farm income was negatively correlated with the adoption behaviour of poplar cultivation.



Adoption behaviour, logit model, poplar cultivation.

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