Profile Characteristics of Watershed Farmers and the Extent of Adoption of NRM Practices in Watershed Areas of the Andhra Pradesh State

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Archana Palle
M. Jagan Mohan Reddy
I. Sreenivasa Rao

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This study describes the association between the profile characteristics of watershed farmers and the extent of adoption of various NRM (Natural Resource Management) practices in watershed areas of the Andhra Pradesh state. The results indicate that positive and significant relationships were seen between profile characteristics such as training undergone, team work, risk-taking ability, input usage pattern, farm size, environmental awareness and socio-political participation and the extent of adoption of NRM activities. The value of the coefficient of multiple determination (R2) indicates that a combination of six independent variables (farm size, training, input usage pattern, environmental awareness, risk-taking ability and group communication) could explain 78.49 % of the variation in the dependent variable of the extent of adoption of NRM practices.

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Palle, A., Jagan Mohan Reddy, M., & Sreenivasa Rao, I. (2017). Profile Characteristics of Watershed Farmers and the Extent of Adoption of NRM Practices in Watershed Areas of the Andhra Pradesh State. Journal of Natural Resources and Development, 7, 67–72. https://doi.org/10.5027/jnrd.v7i0.08
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