Journal of Extension Education 2022-01-08T03:39:53+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 2022-01-08T02:38:36+00:00 D PUTHIRA PRATHAP <p><strong>EDITORIAL OF JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION - 32 (4)</strong></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Constraints in Production and Marketing of Arecanut in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India 2022-01-07T09:59:57+00:00 V Mohanraj R Velusamy <p><em>Arecanut is an important cash crop in our country. The study was carried out to ascertain </em><em>the constraints faced by arecanut farmers in Salem district of Tamil Nadu with a sample size of 120, </em><em>by employing proportionate random sampling technique. Majority of the respondents expressed lack </em><em>of specific grading of nuts in marketing as a constraint. More than three-fourths of the respondents </em><em>suggested that there should be a mechanism to regulate import of nuts from other countries and to </em><em>create market potential for nuts in the local markets.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Impact of Training and Demonstration on Integrated Crop Management in Transplanted Paddy in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka, India 2022-01-07T10:39:45+00:00 M Sunil Chandrakala Hanagi G.S Yogesh <p><em>Altogether, 11 practices were selected as criteria to evaluate the farmers on the extent of </em><em>knowledge gained and adoption of rice production technologies as a result of training programmes </em><em>conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. The study revealed that the </em><em>knowledge gained by farmers about the production technologies for rice ranged from 0% (mechanical </em><em>harvesting) to 100% (hybrid variety and weed management). The adoption of hybrid rice variety </em><em>KRH-4 was 100 % The results indicate that there are greater possibilities of increasing productivity </em><em>and profitability of the rice crop with adoption of improved techniques in Chamarajanagar district of </em><em>Karnataka, India.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Assessing the Overall Efficiency of two technologies of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh 2021-06-26T01:24:16+00:00 Md. Safiul Islam Afrad Arafat Hossain Galib Md. Enamul Haque Mohammad Zakaria Md. Hashmi Sakib Md Mahfuzur Rahman Afroza Awal Shoily <p><em>A study was conducted to investigate the farmers’ response on the performance of two specific </em><em>Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) technologies viz. BU dhan1 </em><em>and BU Hybrid lau1. In this connection, two districts of Northern Bangladesh were considered with </em><em>80 farmer respondents selected by simple random sampling technique to examine their responses on </em><em>technology performance, adoption, impacts, associated limitations with possible suggestions and </em><em>knowledge gap. Findings from this study reveal that the BU dhan1 had a high adoption level. In contrast,</em><br /><em>BU Hybrid lau1 had a low level of adoption. BU dhan1 performed well with low complexities when it </em><em>was cultivated in the field. The study further provides information that majority farmers showed low to </em><em>moderate knowledge gap in cultivating both of these technologies. Moreover, dried empty grains and less </em><em>market value were listed as major constraints faced by BU dhan1 growers, while BU Hybrid lau1 growers </em><em>suffered from severe virus attack during cultivation. Provisions of sufficient disease-free seed supply and </em><em>proper training facilities were suggested by all the farmers interviewed.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Influence of Agricultural Financing Awareness on Financial Problems of Agricultural Entrepreneurs 2022-01-07T06:15:54+00:00 Purnima Newar Anjan Bhuyan <p><em>Agribusiness is characterized by uncertain returns and thus it confronts the agricultural </em><em>entrepreneurs with various situations that impede their capital requirement. This paper attempts to </em><em>understand the financial problems of agricultural entrepreneurs and to make a relational analysis of </em><em>their awareness of agricultural financing with their financial problems. The study was conducted in </em><em>Assam, situated in the northeastern part of India. Multi-stage sampling was used to reach 96 agricultural </em><em>entrepreneurs. It was found that the inadequate savings and cumbersome process in applying for a </em><em>loan were the major causes of financial problems of agricultural entrepreneurs and 64% of agricultural </em><em>entrepreneurs have medium level of awareness on agricultural financing. Analysing the influence of </em><em>agricultural financing awareness of agricultural entrepreneurs on their financial problems it is concluded </em><em>that with the increase in the agricultural financing awareness level of agricultural entrepreneurs their </em><em>financial problems can be reduced to a great extent.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Farmers’ perceptions on Drought, Technological preferences in Drought mitigation and their Implications in Mulberry Sericulture in South India 2022-01-07T08:38:29+00:00 Mahima Santhi S Rajaram <p><em>Due to widespread monsoon irregularities, farmers are facing drought situations intermittently. </em><em>Farmers’ participatory rural appraisal was conducted in selected silkworm growing clusters of South India </em><em>covering 300 farmers to determine how sericulture farmers perceive and cope with drought, to study the </em><em>technological preferences and their implications in mulberry, Morus alba leaf production &amp; rearing of </em><em>silkworm, Bombyx mori. The study revealed that drought is a major constraint for silk cocoon production </em><em>among 84 per cent of total farmers surveyed. The local drought perceptions described by farmers were </em><em>acute water shortage, dry and desiccating wind, drying of leaves in the silk worm rearing shed disease </em><em>outbreak in silkworms, spinning of small size cocoons, higher melting of cocoons and lesser Silk Ratio. </em><em>While studying the technological preferences, it was observed that farmers gave more importance to </em><em>technologies which have direct impact on silk cocoon yield.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Association of Socio-demographic Characteristics with Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Solid Waste Management 2022-01-07T09:03:23+00:00 R Geetha S Rajalakshmi <p><em>The aim of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of women's solid </em><em>waste management Practices in Rameshwaram, Ramanthapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India, to provide </em><em>a framework for experts and decision-makers to establish or enhance realistic solid waste management </em><em>(SWM) strategies. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among 400 women respondents, data </em><em>were collected using a standardized questionnaire on socio-economic characteristics and SWM. Results </em><em>suggested that there was correlation between age, population, occupation and annual income of </em><em>women with KAP to minimize, reuse, recycle and recover SWM. Implementing training programmes and</em><br /><em>encouraging municipalities and decision-makers to boost women's environmental performance could </em><em>significantly promote SWM strategies.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Awareness about Muga Culture among the College Students in Jorhat District of Assam, India 2021-07-02T10:12:21+00:00 Kumud Ghosh M Saikia <p><em>A study was undertaken to compare the awareness about muga culture among the college </em><em>students in Jorhat district of Assam. Significant differences were found between the male and female </em><em>students, and between rural and urban students. On the other hand, significant differences were found in </em><em>the case of awareness on muga culture between Arts and Science stream students, and Arts &amp; Commerce </em><em>stream students.</em></p> 2022-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020