Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 6(2), pp. 79 - 90
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2018.060205
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Assessment of Technological Knowledge on Pre- and Post-harvest Agricultural Management System and its Economic Impacts in Bangladesh


Mohammad Amir Hossain Mollah 1, Abdul Jabber Hawlader 2, Md. Razzab Ali 3, Razia Khatun 4, Shamim Ahmed 4, Mohammad Showkat Mahmud 4, Md. Amirul Hasan 4,*
1 Development Technical Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 Departments of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 Department of Entomology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4 Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

The field survey was conducted among the farmers, researchers, extensionist and agribusiness personnel to assess their knowledge about National Agricultural Research System (NARS) recommended technologies on pre- and post-harvest management and their economic impact in Bangladesh. The survey was conducted in 16 Upazilas (2 Upazilas from each district) of purposively selected eight (8) districts based on agricultural project activities on potential of major crop groups and system through a standard pre-tested questionnaire. From the field survey, it revealed that only a few number of technologies were available at field level regarding pre and post-harvest management out of more than 300 NARS recommended technologies. There was also found a big knowledge gap among farmers; researchers and other respondents. Considering all technological categories, perceptions of researchers on NARS recommended technological knowledge were found much higher than farmers, extensionist and agribusiness personnel. There was also a big Knowledge gap between project intervention districts than less or zero project intervention Districts. It was also observed that most of the respondents were very much aware about the rice based technologies rather than other crops, especially most of the small scale poor farmers were interested to use cheap, easy handling and locally available technology for their crop regarding pre and post management at field level.

KEYWORDS
Technological Knowledge, Pre- and Post-harvest, Agricultural Pest, Economic Impact, Bangladesh

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[1] Mohammad Amir Hossain Mollah , Abdul Jabber Hawlader , Md. Razzab Ali , Razia Khatun , Shamim Ahmed , Mohammad Showkat Mahmud , Md. Amirul Hasan , "Assessment of Technological Knowledge on Pre- and Post-harvest Agricultural Management System and its Economic Impacts in Bangladesh," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 79 - 90, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2018.060205.

(b). APA Format:
Mohammad Amir Hossain Mollah , Abdul Jabber Hawlader , Md. Razzab Ali , Razia Khatun , Shamim Ahmed , Mohammad Showkat Mahmud , Md. Amirul Hasan (2018). Assessment of Technological Knowledge on Pre- and Post-harvest Agricultural Management System and its Economic Impacts in Bangladesh. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 6(2), 79 - 90. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2018.060205.