Poor Farmers’ Problem Confrontation in Using Manure towards Integated Plant Nutrition System
The purpose of this study was to investigate the resource poor farmer’s problem confrontation in using manures towards Integrated Plant Nutrition System (from here after IPNS) and also to explore the relationship between the selected characteristics of the resource poor farmers and their problem confrontation. The study was conducted in 17 Unions of Mithapukur Upazila under Rangpur district. All the resource poor farmers who were involved in Integrated Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management Project (from here after SFFP) 1997–20000 activities were the respondents of the study. Coefficient of correlation (r) was computed in order to explore the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The resource poor farmer’s problem confrontation in using manures towards IPNS was a dependent variable. The major findings showed that 51 percent of the resource poor farmers had high problem confrontation while 38 and 11 percent had medium and low problem confrontation in using manures towards IPNS. Result of correlation showed that education, innovativeness, extension contact, cosmopoliteness and knowledge on manure of the resource poor farmers were found to have significant negative relationship with their problem confrontation.