Farmers’ perception on role of cooperatives in agriculture practices of major cereal crops in western terai of Nepal

Authors

  • H. Neupane Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University
  • M. Adhikari Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University
  • P. B. Rauniyar Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jiaas.v33i0.20701

Keywords:

Cereal crops, Production practices, Commercialization

Abstract

A survey research was carried out in Devdaha V.D.C. and Manpakadi V.D.C of Rupandehi District with the aim to investigate the impact of cooperatives on the farming methods and the socioeconomic status of the farmers. The duration of our research was from January to June 2015. The Purposive Random Sampling wasdone where 80 Household (Sample Size) were selected for our survey i.e., 40 among them were involved in Cooperative and 40 were not. A comparative analysis was done to find the differences between cooperative and non- cooperative farmers. There were differences in various socio-economic aspects like Age, Education, ethnicity, training and subsidy, mechanization, among the cooperative and non-cooperative farmers. Significant impact was found on the farming practices, marketing status and socioeconomic condition among two different groups of farmers. Farmers involved in cooperatives were observed to perform comparatively improved farming practices which were due to accessibility of Farm Inputs and subsidy. Thus it could be concluded that there was significant impact of agricultural cooperative in the farming practices making positive changes on the livelihood of the farmers involved in cooperatives.

Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science.

Vol. 33-34, 2015, page: 177-186

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Published

2018-08-10

How to Cite

Neupane, H., Adhikari, M., & Rauniyar, P. B. (2018). Farmers’ perception on role of cooperatives in agriculture practices of major cereal crops in western terai of Nepal. Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, 33, 177–186. https://doi.org/10.3126/jiaas.v33i0.20701

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