International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:9, September, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(9): 252-260

Participant Farmers Perception about Effectiveness of ATMA
P. P. Kharade1* and J. K. Patel2
1Department of Agril. Extension and Communication, College of Agriculture, Shivajinagar, Pune- 411005, Maharashtra, India 2Extension Education Institute (EEI), Anand Agricultural University, Anand – 388011, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was carried out in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat State. From the ten talukas of Ahmedabad district, four talukas were selected on the basis of maximum number of Farmer Interest Group (FIG’s) functioning under ATMA. Five villages were randomly selected from each taluka. Thus, total 20 villages were selected. Ten respondents were selected from each village. Thus, total 200 respondents were selected randomly from four talukas. A standardized scale to measure the perceived effectiveness of ATMA was developed by using the Normalized Rank Order Method recommended by Guilford (1954). The scale consists of ten indicators namely attitude of beneficiary farmers toward ATMA, benefits derived from ATMA, task functions of ATMA, organization of extension activities, quality training, innovative ideas implementation, performance of FIG, demonstrations and its horizontal spread, technical capability of ATMA personnel and performance of farm school. As far as various indicators of perceived effectiveness of ATMA are concerned majority of ATMA participants had perceived favorable attitude towards ATMA having high benefits derived from ATMA with fair to good perception about task functions of ATMA having excellent perception regarding organized extension activities by ATMA with good perceived quality of training but fair perception about innovative ideas implemented from ATMA and had good perceived performance of FIG with high level of perception about demonstrations and its horizontal spread and were having good perception about technical capabilities of ATMA personnel as well as performance of farm school. Input delivery for demonstration is not timely, farm school activities are inadequate, insufficient out state exposure visit and tight schedule of farming were the major constraints experienced by the ATMA participants in deriving benefits.

Keywords: Perception, ATMA effectiveness, decentralization, privatization

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Kharade, P. P. and Patel, J. K. 2022. Participant Farmers Perception about Effectiveness of ATMA.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(9): 252-260. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.