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The agricultural extension contact in Bangladesh

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Author(s): Abu Zafar Mahmudul Haq

Journal: Agrárinformatika Folyóirat
ISSN 2061-862X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Agricultural income | Bangladesh | extension contact | farmers | regression.

ABSTRACT
The impact of agricultural extension contact on agricultural income has been conducted. The objectives of the study were to examine the actual benefits of agricultural extension services on productivity through an agricultural production function and if there are benefits for farmers to determine the type of farmers who benefited from the services. Fifty samples were collected from two sub districts of the Gazipur district in Bangladesh. The selection of the study sites and collection of the sample were done purposively. It is clarified from the study that extension services have significant contribution to raise agricultural income per unit of farm land. Results were derived through regression analysis. The results show that the contact coefficient of three times and above is higher (0.353) compared to the contact coefficient one and two times (0.234). It is observed that for a successful introduction of agricultural extension contacts in the country socio economic factors such as education of farmers, age and number of adult family members, ratio of agricultural income to total income should be taken into consideration.
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