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Suggestions for Amelioration of Perceived Constraints in the Adoption of Improved Goat Husbandry Technologies in Jammu and Kashmir

Irfan Ali Shah, Khalid Hussain, Mazar Ali Shah.

Study was conducted in Jammu and Kashmir State of India under Rajouri, Poonch, and Kathua districts among 180 goat farmers and 30 experts to study the constraints in adoption of improved technologies and their suggestions. Availability of inputs was considered as one of the most important constraints. Poor veterinary infrastructure and services, availability of quality buck, poor extension activity were the most serious input constraints. High cost of veterinary service, shrinkage of grazing land and lack of credit facility were the most important economical constraints. Poor knowledge about improved technology, lower literacy rate and ignorance among farmers were most important socio-personal constraints. All the experts suggested to increase the number of veterinary hospital and number of veterinary staff to provide better health service. Majority of experts suggested the provision of quality buck at village level, increasing extension staff in line department, use of mobile phone SMS service, timely availability of vaccine in veterinary hospitals, increasing number of training by the institution, protecting the common property of village for grazing and sensitizing bank staff to provide loan to poor goat farmers.

Key words: Constraints, Goat rearing, improved goat husbandry technologies, Suggestions

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