Factors That Affect Adaption of Improved Innovation Techniques for Barley and Sheep Farmers in Arid Area in karak: A descriptive Study
Mohammed Ali Bdour
Department of Plant Production,Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University, Al-Karak, 61710, Jordan
The aim of this research was to study factors that are associated with the adoption of improved techniques aimed at increasing and improving quantity and quality of barley based crop in dry areas of Karak district. The study also was made for the purpose of studying the social and economic characteristics of farmers in relations to the adoption of Zero Tillage technique (Z-Tel technique). Hopefully, this technique will help farmers to improve their income, save time and efforts ,as well as assist them to understand and realize the consequences of the negative impact of the climate change.
Data was collected using a special questionnaire designed and tested for this purpose. Descriptive analysis was utilized, and percentages were identified. The results showed that farmers are welling to adopt the new techniques, where percentages found a high level of acceptance for adoption of new techniques, due to the close relevance of the factors associated with age (95%) under 60 years, educational level (93%) as educated, relevance of social and economic factors ( 90%) as medium and low income farmers. The relevance of social factors to the agricultural farming system (75%).
The study also revealed that in order to adopt the Z-Tel technique, farmers should have access to new modified seeders as well as training of farmers on the new techniques in the livestock sector. The study recommend further research to be made in the field of extension activities to encourage farmers to adopt the new techniques.
Key words: Dry areas, techniques, barley, factors That Affect adoption, Agriculture extension