Evaluation of Knowledge Level of Farmers on Package of Practices for Composite Fish Culture in Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Vivekanand Safi

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Tilling Tayo *

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Longding, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Prasanta Mahanta

ICAR, Research Complex, Barapani, Meghalaya, India.

Neeta Longjam

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Tadung Taku

Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Tasso Tayung

Division of Animal and Fisheries Sciences in ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An investigation on impact of training and demonstration programme on composite fish culture (CFC), for farmers of Papum Pare district Arunachal Pradesh, were undertaken to ascertain technical knowhow on standard package of practices for successful CFC with six parameters viz, 1. Fish species selection, 2. Fish species ratio combination, 3. Fish seed stocking stages (fry and fingerling) 4. Fry/fingerling treatment (NaCl), 5. Fish stocking density, 6. Pre and post-stocking management. Six villages were selected namely: Mani, Midpu, Chiputa, Balapu, Emchi and Upper Jumi.; 30 fish farmers from each village comprising 180 farmers were part of investigation. As per the baseline survey in the beginning on average 80% of farmers had a low level of knowledge about fish species selection followed by 12% medium and 8 % high. 82% had a low level of knowledge about, fish species ratio combination, 10% medium and only 8% had high knowledge on CFC. 81% had a low level of knowledge on fish seed stocking stages (fry and fingerling) followed by 10% and 9% respectively for medium and high. 91% had a low level of knowledge on fry/fingerling treatment (NaCl), followed by 6% medium and 3% high. 78% had low knowledge on fish stocking density followed by 13% and 9% for medium and high. 86% had low knowledge on pre- and post stocking management followed by 8% and 6% for medium and high respectively. After imparting training and Front line demonstration (FLD) programme at farmers door step on successive year, knowledge on fish species selection for low medium and high was 9%, 11% and 80 % respectively. 20%, 41% and 39% for low, medium and high on fish species ratio combination, 9%, 13% and 78% on fish seed stocking stages. 16%, 36% and 48% for low, medium and high knowledge on fry/fingerling treatment (NaCl), 11%, 19% and 70 % for low, medium and high knowledge on fish stocking density and 15%, 21% and 64% for low, medium and high knowledge on Pre and post-stocking management. Average fish production increase from 0.78 tone/ha/yr to 1.54 tone/ha/yr (97.4% increase) after imparting training and demonstration, which implies training and demonstration on CFC has significant impact on increase fish production per hectare of pond, through the power of knowledge gained by farmers on technical knowhow on CFC.

Keywords: Training, knowledge, impact analysis, package of practices, composite fish culture


How to Cite

Safi , Vivekanand, Tilling Tayo, Prasanta Mahanta, Neeta Longjam, Tadung Taku, and Tasso Tayung. 2024. “Evaluation of Knowledge Level of Farmers on Package of Practices for Composite Fish Culture in Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh, India”. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 30 (7):437-48. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i72159.

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