Use of Best Management Practices (BMP) by the Farmers
Keywords:Best Management Practices, Bangladesh agriculture, Regression analysis
The purposes of the study were to describe selected characteristics of the use of best management practices farmers; to determine the extent of use of best management practices and to find out the factor that significantly influences use of best management practices. The study was conducted with randomly selected 84 farmers in Dhamrai upazila under Dhaka district. The use of best management practices by the farmers was the independent variable. Seventeen selected characteristics of the farmers considered as independent variables of the study. The data revealed that the majority (60.7%) of the farmers had medium level of use of best management practices while 22.6% and 16.7% of them had low and high use of best management practices respectively. Out of selected seventeen characteristics, five namely education, use of mobile phone, time spent in farming, contact with SAAO and ownership of mobile phone had significant positive contribution to their use of best management practices by the farmers. Therefore, it can be recommended that initiative should be taken by the DAE with the help of other relevant organizations to increase these facilities (significant factors) to improve the scenario regarding use of best management practices.
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