Analyzing Technology Adoption - The Case of Kerala Home Gardens


  • Reeba Jacob Kerala Agricultural University
  • Allan Thomas Kerala Agricultural University
  • N. Kishore Kumar Kerala Agricultural University


Homegardens are traditional agroforestry system with a unique structure and function. It is the predominant farming system in Kerala. The study was undertaken in Thiruvananthapuram district covering a sample of 100 homegardens farmers from all the five agro-ecological units with an aim to assess the level of adoption of selected Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) production practices in homegardens. Results of the study identified that majority of the farmers (63%) belonged to medium level of adoption. Adoption quotient was worked out and compared with standard Rogers curve. Correlation analysis of the independent variables with the dependent variable viz., level of adoption indicated that age, farming experience, knowledge, evaluative perception, mass media contribution, livestock possession and extension contribution had direct significant effect on level of adoption of KAU production practices by homegarden farmers.

Author Biographies

Reeba Jacob, Kerala Agricultural University

PG Scholar

Allan Thomas, Kerala Agricultural University

Asst. Professor

N. Kishore Kumar, Kerala Agricultural University

Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, KAU.






How to Cite

Jacob, R., Thomas, A., & Kishore Kumar, N. (2016). Analyzing Technology Adoption - The Case of Kerala Home Gardens. Journal of Extension Education, 27(2). Retrieved from

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