Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh

Author: Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman

ijeab doi crossref DOI: 10.22161/ijeab/3.6.5

Keyword: Adoption, Agroforestry practices, Faridpur district, farmers’ perception

Abstract: This study mainly focused on exploring perception of farmers’ towards agroforestry practices and identifying the demographic factors influencing agroforestry adoption in Faridpur district. Field survey was conducted during November-December, 2016 using semi-structured questionnaire. Multi-stage random sampling was used to select upazillas, unions and villages. Snowball purposive sampling was applied to select 84 respondents in total for the questionnaire survey. Chi-square was used to test variables at 5% level of significance. Homestead agroforestry was found to be the most common agroforestry practice (39.28%), followed by fruit-based agroforestry (21.42%), woodlot plantation (13.09%) and so on. Agroforestry was perceived to increase farm productivity by 82.14% of the respondents, 73.8% opined that agroforestry increase household income, while 30.95% perceived it as a means to food security. On the contrary, 34.52% opined that agroforestry practices decrease cash crops production, 17.85% of the respondents stated agroforestry as a difficult practice. Chi-square test showed no significant association between the adoption of agroforestry practices and respondent’s age (P > 0.05) or income range (P > 0.05) of the respondents. On the other hand, there is a positive significant association between the adoption of agroforestry practices and educational level (p< 0.05) as well as the farm size (p< 0.05) of the respondents. The study suggests raising awareness regarding the benefits of agroforestry practices as well as providing technical assistance.

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Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman et al."Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878),vol 3, no. 6, 2018, pp.1987-1994 AI Publications doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.6.5

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Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman, P.(2018).Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(6), 1987-1994.10.22161/ijeab/3.6.5

Chicago

Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman, P.(2018).Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(6), pp.1987-1994.

Harvard

Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman. 2018."Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(6):1987-1994.Doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.6.5

IEEE

Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman."Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh", International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology,vol.3,no. 6, pp.1987-1994,2018.

Bibtex

@article { sumansaha2018farmers’,
title={Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Faridpur District of Bangladesh},
author={Suman Saha, Arifa Sharmin, Rahul Biswas, Md. Ashaduzzaman , R},
journal={International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology},
volume={3},
year= {2018} ,
}