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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:1, January, 2017

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 988-992

Constraints to Adoption of Conservation Agriculture Technologies among the Farming Community in Tamil Nadu, India
J. Vasanthakumar, M. Ramasubramaniyan and B. S. Hansra
1(Agriculture), Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India 2National Agro Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 3School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
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Conservation Agriculture (CA) enhances productivity and maintains the environmental safety and ecological sustainability. According to majority of the respondents, inadequate knowledge on CA as a package was perceived to be the major constraint in adoption of CA. Biophysical constraints predominantly included uncertain monsoon and lack of availability of labour. Technological constraints such as non-availability of desired CA technologies and machineries and policy constraints such as lack of priority, promotion and incentives for adoption were also considered as major constraints. Socio-economic constraints like strong belief in ploughing and institutional constraints like lack of market for alternate crops were also considered as major constraints to adoption of CA.

Keywords: Conservation Agriculture - Knowledge, Biophysical, Technological, Socio-economic, Institutional and Policy Constraints - Tamil Nadu

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Vasanthakumar J., M. Ramasubramaniyan and Hansra B. S. 2017. Constraints to Adoption of Conservation Agriculture Technologies among the Farming Community in Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 988-992. doi:
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