Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2017, Page: 42-49
Education Status of the Farmer and the Probability of Getting Extension Service: An Endeavour Toward the Sustainable Agriculture in Bangladesh
Noor-E-Sabiha, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Elias Hossain, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Mar. 14, 2017;       Accepted: Mar. 24, 2017;       Published: Apr. 4, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20170202.13      View  1432      Downloads  75
Abstract
The study measures the probability of receiving agricultural extension services with respect to the level of farmers’ rudimentary literacy, primary and secondary level of education, by utilizing survey data from 18 Unions in three agro-ecological regions of Northern Bangladesh. The econometric analysis is based on the application of qualitative response approach, the Logit model, explaining the probability of the educated farmers’ agricultural extension contact for improving their knowledge regarding input utilization and resource allocation decision. Application and utilization of farm inputs, involved in modern agriculture, such as chemical fertilizer, pesticide, irrigation, mechanized power tillers etc, requires intensive supervision, understandings, awareness and overall technological training supplied by the agricultural extension services. The study, therefore, reveals that the farmers with comparatively higher level of education generally keep a frequent contact with the agriculture extension service center for the betterment of their yield and the conservation of their fixed inputs like land and water than the other farmers possessing a lower level of educational status. Therefore, efforts to raise farmers’ educational status are expected to boost up productivity accruing from an environment friendly modern agriculture.
Keywords
Agricultural Extension Service, Farmers’ Rudimentary Education, Education Status, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Agriculture
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Noor-E-Sabiha, Md. Elias Hossain, Education Status of the Farmer and the Probability of Getting Extension Service: An Endeavour Toward the Sustainable Agriculture in Bangladesh, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 42-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20170202.13
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