Attitude of Farmers towards Eco - friendly Farming Practices in The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

L Muralikrishnan, H Philip

Abstract


The farm lands in the Western Ghats ecosystem of India had been losing its fertility, bio diversity and ecological uniqueness due to long use of chemical fertilizers, commercial farm management practices and chemical pesticides. To solve these issues, adopting eco-friendly farming practices is one of the major solutions. The study aimed to analyse the attitude of farmers in Western ghats towards eco-friendly conservation practices. Majority of the farmers had moderately favorable attitude towards eco -friendly farming practices. Regression analysis suggested that the leadership abilities and contact with extension agency had significant contribution with the attitude level of farmers towards the eco-friendly farming practices.


Keywords


Attitude; Eco-friendly farming practices; Western ghats; The Nilgiris

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2018.4.30.6177-6182

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