Adoption of Selected Modern Rice Varieties by the Farmers in Some Areas of Mymensingh District


The purpose of the study was to determine adoption of selected modern rice varieties by the farmers and to explore the relationships with their selected characteristics in three villages of Sadar upazila of Mymensingh district. Data were collected from a sample of 100 growers selected randomly by using multistage stage sampling method. Findings indicate that the majority (63% of the farmers had medium adoption while 20% low adoption and 17% had high adoption. Correlation analyses indicate that education, farm size, annual income, farming experience, extension contact, decision sharing ability and agricultural knowledge of the farmers had significant and positive relationship with the adoption on the concerned modern rice varieties. Annual income, education and farming experience of farmers were found important contributing variables in respect of explained variation on adoption of modern rice varieties.

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