Problem confrontation of the smallholder farmers in managing goat

The purpose of the study was to determine the extent of problem confrontation of the smallholder farmers in managing goat in two selected villages namely Sutiakhali and Digarkanda of sadar upzila under Mymensingh district. Attempts were also made to explore the relationship between the selected characteristics of farmers and the extent of problem confrontation in managing goat. Data were collected by using an interview schedule through face to face interviewing, which took 20 days from 3 August, 04 to 23 August, 04. A4 point modified Liken type scale was employed to measure the extent of problem confrontation of the smallholder farmers in managing goat base on the responses namely no, low, medium, and high with weights assigned as 0,1,2,and 3 respectively. Problem confrontation Index (PCI) ranged from 130 to 260 against a possible range of 0 to300. Top three problems according to rank order was 1) Lack of knowledge related to goat management 2) inadequate veterinary services 3) lack of knowledge of goat diseases. Overall problem confrontation of the farmers indicate that the highest proportion (66%) of the farmers had high problem, less than one half (34%) medium to low problem confrontation category in managing their goat. The relationships between the variables were tested by computing the coefficient of correlation. The results of correlation analysis revealed that out of nine possible correlations six were statistically significant. Among these five had negative relationship while only one variable had the significant positive relationship with the extent of problem confronted in managing goat.

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