Journal of Extension Education 2024-05-26T04:05:32+00:00 Dr. D Puthira Prathap Open Journal Systems <p><strong>The <em>Journal of Extension Education (JEE)</em> is a peer-reviewed open-access journal in the field of extension education published by the Extension Education Society (EES).</strong></p>The journal is published in both <em>print</em> and <em>online</em><em> </em>versions. [<strong>Print ISSN: 0971-3123; Online ISSN: 2456-1282</strong>]. The CODEN assigned to JEE is <strong><em>JEEOBM</em> .</strong><br /><p><strong><br /></strong></p> From the Editor's desk - evaluating information sources 2024-05-23T05:23:08+00:00 Puthira Prathap D <p><em>Editorial on evaluating information soruces</em> ; <strong>Journal of Extension Education; 35 (1)&nbsp;</strong></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Socio-economic determinants of Dairy Farmers’ Knowledge on Dairy Farming Practices in Uttar Pradesh, India 2023-12-04T05:18:39+00:00 Saurabh Sharma Herojit Singh Sabbithi Pavan <p><em>The study was carried out among dairy farmers of Balamau block of Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh </em><em>to assess the socio-economic landscape and dairy farming practices. Utilizing a multistage purposive cum </em><em>random sampling approach, data from 60 dairy farmers were collected and analyzed. Findings revealed </em><em>diverse socio-economic backgrounds and educational levels among farmers, influencing their farming </em><em>decisions. Buffalo predominated the livestock, with significant variations in milk production of cross breeds. </em><em>Reproductive parameters underscored opportunities for improvement. Correlation and regression analyses </em><em>elucidated education, training participation, social participation and scientific orientation as pivotal predictors </em><em>of knowledge level in dairy management. Higher education and greater participation in training sessions were </em><em>associated with better management practices. The study emphasizes the significance of education, continuous </em><em>learning and scientific orientation in optimizing dairy farming practices and enhancing industry profitability </em><em>offering valuable insights for stakeholders in the field. Regression analysis explained 62.10% of knowledge </em><em>variation, emphasizing education, family type, training, social participation, and scientific orientation.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Dairy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Kerala, India 2024-03-15T01:45:40+00:00 S R Shyam Suraj <p><em>During the recent times, studies on entrepreneurship are found to shift their focus from entrepreneurcentered </em><em>to environment-centered; outlining the role of entrepreneurial ecosystem in creating productive </em><em>entrepreneurship. An attempt was made to map the dairy entrepreneurial ecosystem of Kerala state in </em><em>India, to understand the actors and factors, functional stages of the actors and the linkages among them. </em><em>The methodology followed was desk research, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Mapping </em><em>exposed the major actors under the financial, support, technology, human capital, culture and legal domains; </em><em>and factors were direct, partially direct and indirect. The actors were grouped under the different functional </em><em>stages of ideation, establishment, survival, early and late growth and maturity; as well as their linkages were </em><em>portrayed. The findings shall enable appropriate planning and interventions to refurbish the ecosystem for a </em><em>more dynamic dairy entrepreneurial development.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Innovative Approaches in Paddy Cultivation: An Analytical Study of Adoption Trends 2023-12-15T08:34:26+00:00 Sanghamitra Rajnandini Saikia Rajalakshmi S <p><em>Adoption of farm innovations in food crops is necessary to modernize agricultural practices, improve </em><em>efficiency and increase yields to meet the growing global food demand. This study analysed the adoption </em><em>trends of innovations in paddy cultivation. Key innovations were identified including the adoption of advanced </em><em>agricultural machinery starting from seed preparation to harvesting and storage, improved irrigation systems </em><em>and utilization of hybrid rice varieties by interviewing the paddy farmers of Assam, India. Percentage analysis </em><em>and paired t-test were used to assess the impact of innovations on rice crop productivity. The results of the study </em><em>indicate a positive and progressive trend in the adoption of innovations in paddy cultivation. The widespread</em><br /><em>acceptance of improved machineries and a diverse array of hybrid rice varieties showcases a collective effort </em><em>among farmers to enhance productivity, optimize resource utilization, and embrace sustainable agricultural </em><em>practices. To maximize the benefits of these innovations, farmers must receive adequate training.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Living and Working Conditions of Women Tea Garden Workers in Assam 2023-12-13T04:00:23+00:00 Shikhamoni Gogoi Radha T <p><em>Tea estate workers hold a significant position in Assam, India. This study examines the </em><br /><em>socio-economic aspects of living and working conditions of workers, in the tea gardens of Sivasagar </em><em>district, Assam. 50 women who work in tea plantations formed the sample. Findings revealed that the </em><em>more than half of the women workers generate a monthly income of Rs. 5001 to Rs.7000 and due to low </em><em>income, workers find difficulty to cover their daily expenditure. It was also found that the women </em><em>workers at the tea plantations have poor </em><em>working conditions such as forced labour, continuous work-load without rest and health issues.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Usage of Selected Botanicals for Grain Flour Storage among Rural Households in Tamil Nadu 2024-03-28T03:47:06+00:00 Sakthidevi P Manimozhi K <p><em>Storage of processed grains is a very common and crucial practice for every family, especially </em><br /><em>those in rural areas of India. This study assessed the usage of botanicals for grain flour storage </em><br /><em>among the rural families of Tamil Nadu, India. A training intervention was planned and implemented </em><em>on eco-friendly storage practices in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. A sample of 100 respondents were </em><em>selected based on their willingness and availability to participate in the intervention programme </em><em>in randomly selected villages of Salem District . The responses from the trainees before and after </em><em>the training intervention programme provided insights into the extent of the adoption of </em><em>eco-friendly storage practices. The assessment indicated a significant change in the knowledge, </em><em>attitude, and practice (KAP) of rural households. All the respondents gained knowledge and </em><em>awareness about eco-friendly storage techniques, and the adoption rate was around 50 percent after </em><em>the training intervention. Participants also began using eco-friendly storage materials such as </em><em>containers, particularly in stainless-steel. The study suggests that every state department of </em><em>agriculture, district KVKs, rural development departments and other line departments should </em><em>take simple steps to improve storage practices of food grains and flour using eco-friendly </em><em>methods among consumers in their respective areas.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Attitude of Undergraduate Students of Agriculture towards Online Mode of Learning 2024-01-10T11:49:48+00:00 Shely Mary Koshy Dhanusha Balakrishnan Varaprasad C Natarajan K <p><em>The COVID-19 pandemic had prompted higher institutions around the globe to relocate traditional classes </em><em>to online classes. Due to the pandemic, students were compelled to use online platforms that the university </em><em>provided, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom, to resume their studies. This study aims to evaluate </em><em>the attitude of undergraduate students of agriculture in using these new platforms for online mode of learning </em><em>so that in future, academicians and the Government can design online learning platforms that will enhance </em><em>the learning of students . The results of this study show that distance learning is still in the development stage, </em><em>and although traditional classrooms appeared to be indispensable, the positive attitudes and willingness of</em><br /><em>the majority of students to engage in distance learning classes in the post-COVID19 pandemic indicate that </em><em>there is an immense potential future for e-learning platforms in higher education institutions.</em></p> 2024-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023