An In-Depth Study of Farmers’ Knowledge and Attitudes towards Organic Farming in Uttar Pradesh, India


  • Pushpa Kumari Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005



Attitude; Constraints; Eco-friendly; Knowledge; Pesticide; Technology; Uttar Pradesh


Organic farming has the ability to reduce the adverse consequences of modern farming methods and to support rural development. This study attempts to investigate the farmers’ knowledge and attitude towards organic agriculture where limited prior research had been conducted, in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Out of 12 blocks in the district, two blocks namely Pahari and Manjhwa, were chosen purposively for the study. From each block two villages and from each village, 30 farmers were selected. A total of 120 respondents formed the sample. The results revealed that a majority of farmers were well aware of organic farming and have a favorable attitude toward organic farming. There exists an association between age, education & annual income and the factors influencing the attitude of farmers toward organic farming.

Author Biography

Pushpa Kumari, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005

Department of Home Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005


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How to Cite

Kumari, P. (2023). An In-Depth Study of Farmers’ Knowledge and Attitudes towards Organic Farming in Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Extension Education, 34(2), 6823–6830.