AWARENESS AND ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGIES AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY THE TEA SMALL HOLDERS

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dc.contributor.author KARUNARATHNA, W.A.B.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-19T09:18:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-19T09:18:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other UWU/TEA/10/0023
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6976/UWULD%20TEA%2010%200023-03052019155623.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Like any other sector, application of scientific agricultural knowledge and technology adaptation in the tea is a vital investment to enhance the productivity and overall performance of the tea industry. The degree of adaptation of recommended technology is a crucial factor in tht- small holding sector. In view of this, a study was cor f-l^ted in Badulla region in 2014 to assess the awareness and level of adaptation towards recommended technologies and management practices. As well as to identify the factors affect to the level of adaptation and the relationship between those factors and the level of adaptation on recommended technologies and management practices. The sample for the research study was selected using simple random sampling technique and Multi Stage Sampling technique. The sample size was 150 small holders. Data were collected using structured questionnaire and interviewing the small holders at their places. Awareness and adaptation levels measured mainly under five categories as Machinery usage, Improved planting materials, Field practices, Standards tests and Consulting services. According to the results of the analysis small holders have higher awareness regarding consulting services (100 %) and Field practices (Shade trees — 95.3 %, Pruning methods — 90.7 %, Soil conservation methods — 93.3 %) than others. The awareness regarding Machinery usage and E-consulting services recorded the lowest awareness respectively 26 % and 36 %. From the small holders 53 % have highly adopted on recommended technologies while 9 % having medium and 38 % having low adaptation. For the above adoption levels, Gender, Age level, Education level, Land extent and Experience is affected. Land extent and Education level positively affect while Gender, Age level and Experience affecting negatively. Key words : Awareness, Level of adaptation, Management Practices en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/TEA/10/0023
dc.subject Tea Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( TEA) en_US
dc.title AWARENESS AND ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGIES AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY THE TEA SMALL HOLDERS en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – TEA 2014 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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