Attitude of Aromatic Rice Farmers towards Good Agricultural Practices in Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Muhammad Ziaul Hoque *

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Zabun Nahar Lota

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Farhana Yeasmin

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Md. Shamim Hossain

Department of Entomology, BSMRAU, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Shahriar Hasan

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Md. Farhad Hossain

Department of Plant Pathology, BSMRAU, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Md. Sadekur Rahman

Department of Agricultural Extension, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh.

Shamim Reza

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Foyez Ahmed Prodhan

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Md. Enamul Haque

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

Md. Safiul Islam Afrad

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study investigated aromatic rice farmers' attitude towards Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in Dinajpur, Bangladesh, aiming to fill a gap in the literature regarding GAPs adoption in the country's rice cultivation sector. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the study utilized a descriptive and diagnostic research design. The sample size consisted of 90 aromatic rice farmers selected through multistage disproportionate random sampling technique. Data were collected through face to face interviews using structured interview schedule, incorporating both open and closed-ended questions. Attitude towards GAPs were assessed using a scale comprising 16 statements on a five-point Likert-type scale. The major findings indicate a predominantly 54.4% respondents possessed positive attitude towards GAPs, with education and extension contact significantly influencing their attitude. Challenges such as cost and accessibility may hinder GAPs adoption, highlighting the need for targeted interventions. The study underscores the importance of educational and extension programs in promoting sustainable practices and calls for addressing barriers to GAPs adoption to enhance agricultural sustainability and farmers' livelihoods.

Keywords: Aromatic rice, attitude, Bangladesh, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), sustainable agriculture


How to Cite

Hoque, Muhammad Ziaul, Zabun Nahar Lota, Farhana Yeasmin, Md. Shamim Hossain, Shahriar Hasan, Md. Farhad Hossain, Md. Sadekur Rahman, Shamim Reza, Foyez Ahmed Prodhan, Md. Enamul Haque, and Md. Safiul Islam Afrad. 2024. “Attitude of Aromatic Rice Farmers towards Good Agricultural Practices in Dinajpur, Bangladesh”. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics 21 (6):26-37. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2024/v21i6828.

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