Farmers’ Perception of One House One Farm Approach
The main focus of the study was to determine farmers’ perception of One House One Farm approach and explore the relationships between the selected characteristics of the farmers with their perception. The study was carried out in two unions of Mymensingh Sadar upazila. Data were collected from a sample of 60 farmers during July to August, 2011. Farmers’ perception towards “One House One Farm” approach was the main focus of the study and measured under six aspects such as, food security, economic security, input supply, requirements, components and organizational support. Pearson’s Product Moment Coefficient of correlation (r) was computed in order to explore the relationships between the farmers’ characteristics and their perception. However, descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation and range were used to describe the variables. The findings revealed that 18% farmers had favorable perception and only 16% had highly favorable perception of “One House One Farm” approach. The correlation test showed that year of schooling, training received, family members’ cooperation, extension media contact and agricultural knowledge of the farmers had significant positive relationships with their perception of One House One Farm approach.