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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 1270-1277
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.146


Constraints and Suggestions of Certified Organic Farmers in Practicing Organic Farming in Western Zone of Tamil Nadu, India
P. Sivaraj1*, H. Philip2, M. Chinnadurai1, M. Asokhan1 and K. Sathyamoorthi3
1Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore, 641 003, India
2Directorate of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore, 641 003, India
3Directorate of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore, 641 003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted among certified organic farmers of Tamil Nadu. A sample size of 180 organic farmers was selected from the districts of Coimbatore, Erode and Tiruppur districts of Tamil Nadu. Data was collected through personnel interview method with help of semi structured interview schedule. Simple percentage analysis and simple ranking method are used for the study. Findings revealed that majority of the certified organic farmers faced constraints were inadequate availability of organic inputs in time (68.89 %), scarcity of irrigation water (64.45 %), lack of quality training on organic farming practices (60.00 %), limited experts in preparation of organic inputs (58.89 %) etc. Meaningful suggestions were encountered from the certified organic farmers for enhancing adoption of organic farming in the study area.


Keywords: Constraints, Organic farming, Organic inputs, Suggestions and Trainings.
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Sivaraj, P., H. Philip, M. Chinnadurai, M. Asokhan and Sathyamoorthi, K. 2017. Constraints and Suggestions of Certified Organic Farmers in Practicing Organic Farming in Western Zone of Tamil NaduInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1270-1277. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.146