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2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Backyard poultry farmer’s knowledge about poultry management practices

Author(s): Vidya Kumar Jagalur, Manjula N and Anilkumar GK

Abstract: Poultry keeping in backyard is a good old practice in India. Backyard poultry is regarded as the "entry point for alleviating poverty" and the "gateway to food and nutrition security" because it has the potential to improve families’ nutritional status, living standards, and social ties by supplying inexpensive protein, especially in rural areas. The present study was undertaken with a view of determining knowledge level and factors affecting the knowledge of backyard poultry farmers. The study was conducted in Dharwad and Belgaum districts of North Karnataka. Sixty backyard poultry farmers were randomly selected from each selected district, to constitute a total sample size of 120 backyard poultry farmers. An ex-post facto research design was followed and a pre tested and structured interview schedule was used for data collection. The study revealed that, majority (55.00%) of the backyard poultry farmers had medium knowledge about poultry management practices, followed by low (23.33%) and high (21.67%) level of knowledge about poultry management practices. The results indicated that, knowledge had positive association with education, flock size, mass media exposure and scientific orientation at five per cent level of significance. While, extension contact and social participation had positively significant relationship at one per cent level of significance. The backyard poultry farmers had less knowledge about general management practices, chick production and health care practices. Hence, efforts are to be made to educate those with having less knowledge by the Government, NGO’s and concerned departments of the state. This in turn will lead to increase in knowledge level of the backyard poultry farmers.

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South Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences
How to cite this article:
Vidya Kumar Jagalur, Manjula N, Anilkumar GK. Backyard poultry farmer’s knowledge about poultry management practices. South Asian J Agric Sci 2022;2(2):114-119.
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