Information Seeking Behavior of Grass Root Level Extension Workers of the Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh Authors: Kh Zulfikar Hossain, Md Javed Azad, Hossain Al Mufthi, Md Mahbubul Alam, PhD & Md Masum Abdullah

Information Seeking Behavior of Grass Root Level Extension Workers of the Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh

 

Authors: Kh Zulfikar Hossain, Md Javed Azad, Hossain Al Mufthi, Md Mahbubul Alam, PhD & Md Masum Abdullah

Abstract

This study assessed the information seeking behavior of grass root level extension workers, known as Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers (SAAOs) of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Bangladesh who work in the lowest administrative unit of a upazila called block and responsible for carrying out extension service to the rural clienteles. Attempts were also made to explore the relationships between the selected characteristics of the grass root level extension workers and their extent of information seeking behavior. Chawgacha, Jhikargacha and Jessore Sadar upazila under Jessore district of Bangladesh were selected as the study area. Seventy (70) SAAOs were working in the selected three upazilas and all of them were interviewed for the purpose of the study. The findings reveal that 64.30% of the respondents were frequently seeking information for updating their knowledge and skills. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Co-efficient (r) reveals that job satisfaction and aspiration for training had positive significant relationship while age, experience of extension work, annual expenditure, motivation for searching job related information, organizational problem confrontation and technical knowledge had no significant relationship with SAAOs’ information seeking behavior.

 Key words: Information seeking behavior, grass root level extension worker, Sub-Assistant          Agriculture Officer (SAAO), DAE

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Title:                              Information Seeking Behavior of Grass Root Level Extension Workers of the  Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh

Authors:                          Kh Zulfikar Hossain, Md Javed Azad, Hossain Al Mufthi, Md Mahbubul Alam, PhD & Md Masum Abdullah

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1250431

Media:                                Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  2

Acceptance Date:         18/05/2018

Date of Publication:   21/05/2018

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Hossain, K. Z., Azad, M. J., Mufthi, H. A., Alam, M. M. and Abdullah, M. M. (2018). Information Seeking Behavior of Grass Root Level Extension Workers of the Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(2), 273-281. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1250431
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About Authors

Kh Zulfikar Hossain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agril. Extension & Info. System, Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University.

Md Javed Azad (Corresponding Author), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agril. Extension & Info. System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Email: javed.aeis@yahoo.com

Hossain Al Mufthi, JAKAS Foundation, Joypurhat, Bangladesh.

Md Mahbubul Alam, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agril. Extension & Info. System,  Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.

Md Masum Abdullah, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agril. Extension & Info. System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1250431

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Adoption of BRRI DHAN29 Production Technologies by the Farmers in Shariakandi, Bogra Authors: Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Md. Abul Bashar & Mohammad Zamshed Alam

Adoption of BRRI DHAN29 Production Technologies by the Farmers in Shariakandi, Bogra

Authors: Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Md. Abul Bashar & Mohammad Zamshed Alam

Abstract

The study examined the status of adoption of BRRI dhan29 production technologies and estimated the contribution of the selected characteristics of the farmers to the adoption of production technologies. The methodology of this study is an integration of quantitative and qualitative data collected in Sonatala and Dohopara villages of Sariakandi upazila in Bogra district. Data were collected from 117 BRRI dhan29 growers from January 06 to February 05, 2017. Descriptive statistics, multiple regression were used for data analysis. Most of the farmers (67.5 percent) belong to medium adoption followed by high adoption (18.8 percent) BRRI dhan29 production technologies. Among the variables- age, level of education, farming experience, attitude towards rice cultivation, usage of ICT in agriculture, organizational participation and knowledge on rice production were the significant contributor and provided 59.3 percent contribution on adoption of BRRI dhan29 production technologies. It was also found that 4.2%,  15.3%,  41.1%, 31.5%  and  6.9% farmers were innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards respectively regarding BRRI dhan29  adoption.  It is concluded that the composite adoption of BRRI dhan29 production technologies is moderate and needs further advancement. Based on the findings, it is recommended that respective authorities should implement and popularize farmers based projects on a massive scale for the adoption of BRRI dhan29 production technologies.

Key words: BRRI Dhan29, Technologies, rice cultivation, adopters, adoption.

 

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Title:                                 Adoption of BRRI DHAN29 Production Technologies by the Farmers in Shariakandi, Bogra

Authors:                           Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Md. Abul Bashar & Mohammad Zamshed Alam

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1226731

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  2

Acceptance Date:         20/04/2018

Date of Publication:   22/04/2018

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Page:                                  211-221

First Page:                       211

Last Page:                        221

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Zohra, F. T., Bashar, M. A., & Alam, M. Z.  (2018 Adoption of BRRI DHAN29 Production Technologies by the Farmers in Shariakandi, Bogra. International Journal of Science and             Business, 2(2), 211-221. doi:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1226731
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Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, MS student, Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka

Md. Abul Bashar, Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka

Mohammad Zamshed Alam, (Corresponding author) Associate Professor, Department of                     Agricultural Extension and Information System Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1226731

Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh

Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Abstract

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.

Key words: Adoption, Organic vegetable, Farming, Linear regression, Bangladesh

 

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Title:                                 Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh

Authors:                           Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1171307

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  1

Acceptance Date:          08/02/2018

Date of Publication:    09/02/2018

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First Page:                        61

Last Page:                        72

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Parvez, M., Hossain, K. Z., & Kabir, M. H. (2018). Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(1), 61-72. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1171307

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About Authors:

Masud Parvez

FormerMS Student, Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

 

Kh. Zulfikar Hossain

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1171307