ADOPTATION STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY IN MANDARIN ORANGE PRODUCTION IN JAJARKOT DISTRICT, NEPAL
Journal: Acta Scientifica Malaysia (ASM)
Author: Sushmita Sharma, Sachin Upadhayaya
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To know the level of adoption of different technologies in mandarin orange, survey was conducted on April 2019 in Jajarkot district. Survey was done with 70 farmers of Nalgad municipality, Bheri municipality and Kushe rural municipal. Focus group discussion and Key Informant Survey was done with progressive farmers and JTs. The study revealed that majority of high adopters are male (66.10%) and had education level of primary and secondary. Farmers with highest number of bearing trees had highest rate of adaptation. Overall increase in adaptation over two years was 29.55%. Most adapted technology was use of bordopaste (84%) and least adopted technology was sprinkler irrigation. Main reason for increase in adoption was subsidy. There was increase in production by 52% due to increase in adoption level. Major constraint for adoption was poor access to market followed by less technical knowhow. So, it is recommended to provide appropriate market for farmers to improve the adaptation level in mandarin orange production.