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Socio-economic factors affecting adoption behaviour of farmers for net-house vegetable cultivation in Punjab


Manjeet Kaur, M.K. Sekhon, Amrit Kaur Mahal, and Rakhi Arora



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 321) Last page : ( 326)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00142.6

Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Adoption Behaviour of Farmers for Net-House Vegetable Cultivation in Punjab

Kaur Manjeet1,*, Sekhon M.K.1, Mahal Amrit Kaur2, Arora Rakhi1
1Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 141004

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

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JEL Codes: O33, Q12, Q16

Online published on 13 June, 2016.

This paper explores the impact of various socio-economic characteristics of farmers in adoption of net house vegetable cultivation. The study is based on the primary data collected from a sample of 120 farmers consisting of 60 net house and 60 open field vegetable growers. The data were collected for the year 2011–12. Logistic Regression Model was used to empirically quantify the relative influence of various socio-economic variables in the adoption of net house cultivation. The socio-economic variables considered were age, family size, farm size, education, income, extension contacts and membership of farmers ’professional societies. The analysis brought out that the income from other sources than crop income, farmers having extension contacts and membership of professional societies significantly enhance the adoption of net house technology.

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