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Factors Affecting Turmeric Production in Sunsari District, Nepal

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.6, No. 6)

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Page : 053-057

Keywords : Turmeric; Production; Farmers.;

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A study was conducted in Barahachhetra Municipality of Sunsari district from April to August, 2021 with the objectives to study factors affecting turmeric production. For the study, 100 respondents were selected through a simple random sampling method. A properly design questionnaire was administered for primary data after pretesting it. Secondary data was obtained from journals, research articles, publications, and reports. The obtained data were analyzed using computer software packages such as: MS excel (2016) and SPSS (V 26.0). The correlation coefficient tested the strength of the relationship between various dependent and independent variables. In the study, the majority of respondents were male about 68% with a literacy rate of 68% whereas, 63 respondents use their own production as seed sources. The study showed that educational status, seed treatment, Irrigation practices, cropping system, training, and product demand had a positive and significant relationship with the level of production. Similarly, seed quantity, manure quantity, labor cost, and land size under turmeric cultivation were found to have a positive and significant correlation with the level of production with a Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.525, 0.230, 0.511, and 0.791respectively. Quality planting materials, proper irrigation facilities, training related to cultivation, seed treatment should be provided to the farmers.

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