Farm Management Orientation of Farmers in Haor Areas of Northeast Bangladesh
The objectives of this study were to ascertain the management orientation of farmers and to identify the contributing factors of management orientation. Data were collected from 250 farmers of 15 villages of Pukhra union of Baniachang Upazila under Habiganj district during June 2004 to February 2005. Results indicated that a great majority of the farmers (90%) had low to medium management orientation while 10% had high management orientation. Among the characteristics of the farmers, aspiration (38.03%), pest hazard awareness (07.00%), supervision of rice cultivation practices (03.50%), education (02.60%) and innovation proneness (02.10%) were identified as the best predictors of management orientation. Combined contribution of these characteristics was 53.70% to the total explained variation of 58.90%.