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Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh

Parvez, Masud; Hossain, Kh. Zulfikar; Kabir, Muhammad Humayun

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Adoption of organic vegetable farming can play a significant role in sustainable agricultural development through refraining indiscriminate use of agrochemicals which has been proven as the significant cause of environmental pollution.  In this line, the main purpose of the study was to determine the adoption extent of organic vegetable farming by the farmers of Bogra district and to explore the factors that influence farmers’ adoption of organic farming. The study was conducted in some selected villages under Shahjanpur Upazila (sub-district) of Bogra district. Data were collected by using an interview schedule from randomly selected 102 farmers during whole February, 2017. Multiple regression analysis was done to explore the significant factors and their contribution in adopting organic vegetable cultivation. The survey revealed that highest proportion of the farmers (79.40%) had low to medium adoption of organic farming while the rest had high adoption. Among the selected factors, extension media contact, training exposure, attitude towards organic farming and profitability had a significant contribution to the adoption of organic vegetable farming. The findings of the study indicated that the adoption level of organic vegetable farming has yet not to be satisfactory. Some initiatives like to increase farmers contact with media, arrange more training program, ensure the proper price of organic vegetable and improve transportation should be taken in creating a favorable attitude of the farmers towards organic farming as well as the adoption of organic farming.

 

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