Impact of socio-economic characteristics of farmers on their awareness regarding livestock extension services rendered by livestock and dairy development department
This study assessed the impacts of socio-economic characteristics of livestock farmers on their level of awareness regarding different services rendered by the Livestock and Dairy Development Department. A total of 383 randomly selected farmers were interviewed trough face to face. Collected data were analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Results showed that the educational level of respondents, income, land size and several animals had a statistically significant (P<0.05) association with awareness about the services provided. This implies that educated farmers were likely to have more awareness of the services as compared to less educated farmers. Similarly large farmers i.e. farmers with large herd sizes and landowners were more aware of the services. This study recommended that the Livestock department should consider the socio-economic profile of livestock farmers while developing and disseminating livestock production services. Moreover, this study urges more emphasis on small farmers and those who are less resourceful.
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