Impact of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centers on the Economic Status of the Farmers
This paper examines the impact of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centers Scheme on the economic status of the farmers of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The present study is based on the primary data from a sample of 107 farmers from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The results of the study indicated that majority of the sample farmers received free advisory and quality input supply and more than one service in time from the Agripreneurs. Cropping pattern shifts occurred in both the states due to the intervention of Agripreneurs, and this shift is more in Maharashtra. Around 90% of the farmers adopted improved technologies after obtaining services from Agripreneurs. This results pointed out that the yield of the sample farmers has gone up due to adoption of better package of practices based on the advice of Agripreneurs. Income of the sample farmers has gone up due to intensification, diversification, value addition, adoption of allied enterprises and better market linkage. Professionalism in agriculture extension brought by Agripreneurs contributed to the overall development of agriculture.
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Volume (Year): IV (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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