Decision Process Innovations, Constraints and Strategies for Adoption of Conservation Agriculture

9 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2012

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M. S. Meena

ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute,Jodhpur,India; ICAR-ATARI,Jodhpur

Krishna M. Singh

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

Date Written: June 21, 2012

Abstract

Conservation agriculture innovations offer a new paradigm for agricultural research and development. While examining the total innovation-decision process, one can see how the farmers observe innovations (knowledge), relate to images and message within technological innovations (persuasion), formulate a want for item (decision), actively pursue the desire for item (implementation), and ultimately decide whether future uses of technologies / are desirable (confirmation). The adoption of Conservation Agriculture innovations can be facilitated by locally identified and specially trained group leaders or by promoters. For the success, farmers will need to be in forefront for helping in identification, development and deployment of Conservation Agriculture innovations. Developing and promoting RCT systems is highly demanding in terms of knowledge base. This will call for greatly enhanced capacity of scientists to address the prevailing problems / constraints from a systems perspective and be able to work in close partnerships with farmers and other stakeholders. There is also need to strengthen the knowledge and information-sharing mechanisms. Improvement in coordination amongst various stakeholders like research, extension service, farmers, service providers, agricultural machinery, and manufacturers for transfer of technologies will play a pivotal role in accelerating the Conservation Agriculture.

Keywords: conservation agriculture, decision process, adoption process

JEL Classification: Q16

Suggested Citation

Meena, M. S. and Singh, Krishna M., Decision Process Innovations, Constraints and Strategies for Adoption of Conservation Agriculture (June 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2088710 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2088710

M. S. Meena

ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute,Jodhpur,India ( email )

ICAR-ATARI
JODHPUR, RI Rajasthan 342005
India

ICAR-ATARI,Jodhpur ( email )

ICAR-ATARI
JODHPUR, RI Rajasthan 342005
India

Krishna M. Singh (Contact Author)

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University ( email )

Pusa
Samastipur
Pusa-Samastipur, Bihar, Bihar 848125
India
+91-9431060157 (Phone)

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