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Title: Validation of participatory farming situation identification: A case of rainfed rice cultivation in selected area of West Bengal, India
Authors: Goswami, Rupak
Biswas, Malay Sankar
Basu, Debabrata
Keywords: Micro-farming situation
Farmers’ classification
Validation of indigenous classification
Rain-fed rice
Appropriate technology
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt.Cl.8:A01G 9/00, A01G 16/00, Go1W 1/14
Abstract: The present study was conducted to test the validity of a novel participatory field tool that can identify micro-farming situation with special reference to rain-fed rice cultivation in selected village of North 24-Parganas district of West Bengal, India. A micro-farming situation was conceptualised as a sub-system of a relatively large farming situation, which is relatively homogeneous in nature. Farmers of the village themselves classified their agricultural fields into distinct micro-farming situations through participatory mapping exercise. All the 70 farmers growing rainfed rice in that uninterrupted field were then interviewed for recording their rain-fed rice cultivation practices. Most of the rain-fed rice cultivation practices like variety selection, time of sowing, transplanting and harvesting, seed rate, seedling age, spacing, plant protection practices, fertilizer management and yield differed significantly among these identified micro-farming situations. This indicated the effectiveness of farmers’ classification. However, more empirical evidence is needed – especially for different field crops – to establish the validity of this tool. The tool can help to offer appropriate technologies to the farmers for a technically precise and environmentally sound agriculture.
Page(s): 471-479
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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