African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Motivational factors involved in development of dairy-based innovations

Ram Datt
  • Ram Datt
  • Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour (Bhagalpur), Bihar India.
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Sujeet K. Jha
  • Sujeet K. Jha
  • National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) Karnal (Haryana), India.
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Ata-Ul-Munim Tak
  • Ata-Ul-Munim Tak
  • National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) Karnal (Haryana), India.
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  •  Received: 30 July 2013
  •  Accepted: 19 April 2016
  •  Published: 21 July 2016

Abstract

Agricultural innovations are crucial for attainment of food security and poverty reduction; this fact is universally accepted. Farmers are not only recipients of introduced scientific technologies. It is a well known fact that agricultural innovations can emerge from multiple sources including farmers; in fact, farmers have been innovating long before the emergence of formal research and development. These innovations are commonly known as farmers’ innovation or local innovation or grassroots innovation. There are various determinants responsible for farmers led innovation development process. Motivation happened to be an important parameter to make farmers innovators.

 

Key words: Motivation, innovation-development, dairy-based, process.