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

Short Communication

Farmer’s experience with hybrid rice technology: A case study of Khunti district of Jharkhand State of India.

Nirmala B.1 and Suhasini K.2
1Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, India. 2Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, ANGR Agricultural Univeristy, Hyderabad, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 April 2013
  •  Published: 01 August 2013

Abstract

The present study was conducted with an objective to analyze the perceptions and constraints in cultivation of hybrid rice in Khunti district of Jharkhand State of India. The relative importance of the perceptions of the farmers regarding their willingness or otherwise, to continue hybrid rice cultivation in the next season were prioritized by using Garrett’s ranking technique. The main reason to continue cultivation of hybrid rice was hope for better yield from cultivation of hybrid rice by the farmers with a Garrett score of 71.91; the other reasons were hope for new hybrids, suitability of hybrid rice for parboiling and better adaptability. Higher seed cost was the major constraint with a Garrett score of 73.43 followed by poor grain quality, lower pricing ability and lower profitability with a Garrett score of 67.57, 66.57 and 52.71, respectively.

 

Key words: Hybrid rice, Garrett’s ranking technique, cultivation, farmers.