ASSESSING FARMER'S PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES OF SOIL CONSTRAINTS AND SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: A CASE STUDY IN VALLAPUZHA
Research Associate, International Centre for Technological Innovations, Alappuzha, Kerala
This research explores farmers perceptions and attitudes toward soil constraints and soil management practices in Kerala, with a focus on Vallapuzha, known for its laterite soils. Findings reveal generational differences in perception regarding soil testing, a predominant recognition of physical constraints, limited awareness of chemical constraints, and an awareness-action gap attributed to technical knowledge and cost concerns. The study highlights varying attitudes towards soil management practices, offering essential insights for bridging the policy-implementation gap to enhance soil health and agricultural productivity.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-11-09