A BRIEF STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN LARGE CARDAMOM PRODUCTION AT LAMJUNG, NEPAL
Bandana Osti, Babu Ram khanal, Amrit Shrestha, Indra Prasad Adhikari, Pritika Devkota
The study was carried to determine the status of adoption technology among cardamom growing farmers at Lamjung, Nepal. Besishahar Municipality and Dordi, Dudhpokhari, Marsyandi and Kolahasothar Rural Municipality were purposively selected for this study. Primary data were collected by the use of pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire from 100 respondents selected by simple random sampling. The data were processed and analyzed by using MS-excel and SPSS. Majority of respondent were male belonging to Janajati ethnicity. The average cardamom cultivated land holding was 0.50 ha. 51% of the farmer were affiliated to farmers group and 54% had received training related to cardamom cultivation. The major means of irrigation were pipe irrigation and canal irrigation. Similarly, improved production technologies like shade management and mulching were adopted by 96% of the farmers. Weeding and pruning were adopted by 97% and 85% of the farmers respectively. Improved air dryer was adopted by 84% of the farmers whereas adoption of other post-harvest technologies such as grading and tail-cutting were low. Moreover, there was found to be significant association of, education level and land holding of farmers with the adoption of improved production technology. Therefore, the study has suggested need of extension services on Commercial large cultivation practices in Lamjung district of Nepal.
Large cardamom, adoption, logistic regression, shade management, improved air dryer.