Analysing and ensuring persuasive extension with respect to preventive innovation for sustainable agriculture

M Adhikary, K Pradhan, S Mishra
2013 Journal of Crop and Weed   unpublished
In the changed agricultural scenario, as concerns about environmental protection, natural resource stewardship, and the India's ability to feed ever-growing populations continue to mount, the sustainability of agriculture and natural resources is emerging as a central theme among the public and policymakers alike. Increased environmental awareness and health consciousness promoted the scientists and planners to think and promote an alternate pathway of extension science for sustainable
more » ... re with p ro t e c t i o n to environment a n d h u ma n health, called p e r s u a s i v e e x t e n s i o n. Consequently, the present study was c o n d u c t e d with an aim to highlight the issues of persuasive extension and assess the knowledge practice gap associated with the preventive innovation in agriculture. Data collected from 100 respondents with the help of structured interview schedule followed by statistical analyses revealed that among the three groups of farmers (good, moderate, not so good) good farmers had more knowledge about preventive innovation due to their superior characteristics (more experience, publication reading habit, m ore land holding etc.) than other two groups of farmers, they also followed these practices related to preventive innovation.