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Adoption Gap of Livestock Production Practices

Journal: The International Asian Research Journal (TIARJ) (Vol.02, No. 03)

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Page : 05-09

Keywords : Adoption; Gap; Livestock; Practice; Production;

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Livestock production is a noble profession from ancient times. Gender role is significant in all the livestock production activities alongwith their domestic chores. Their active participation is remarkable but they operate on traditional lines resulting low production. Therefore, present study “Adoption gap in livestock production practices” was planned to dig out the gender role regarding livestock care and management and the adoption gap they are facing. For this purpose, district Jhung (Tehsil Bhowana) and district Pakpatan (tehsil Arifwala) were selected as study area. From each area, 10 villages were randomly selected. Furthermore, 15 farm families per village were selected at random and one woman from each farm family was randomly selected making the sample size of 300 respondents. The data were collected through a pre-tested and validated interview schedule later it was analyzed through SPSS (statistical package for social sciences). The results revealed that a large majority of the respondents (53.0 percent) were illiterate and about half of them were literate. A Simple majority of respondents (55.3, and 53.3) had awareness about different vaccines like FMD and HS, but adoption trend was meager. Regarding housing conditions, more than seventy percent were aware about recommended housing conditions but few of them had adopted it. It is recommended that there is a dire need to motivate and guide women regarding improved livestock production practices through extension and training programs. Their access to capital inputs and services needs improvement is also recommended.

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