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The Impact of Agricultural Extension Services on Crop Income in Bangladesh
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Volume 3, 2016
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 21-25   |   Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2016   |   Follow on         
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Abu Zafar Mahmudul Haq, Department of Business Administration, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The actual situation of extension contact is examined with a view to evaluate the agriculture extension in Bangladesh. Ten villages by taking two villages from five upazilas (sub districts) of the Gazipur district of Bangladesh were selected for the study. Of the two villages, one village is located comparatively nearer to the sub district headquarter while the other one is located comparatively away from the sub district headquarter. Total 1000 farmers by taking 100 from each village were surveyed through pre structured questionnaire. The study is done through regression analyses. It is found that the extension contact coefficient of 1-2 times is significant and positive in the nearer villages. However, the roles of extension contact coefficients are unclear in the far villages since their coefficients are insignificant. Evidences show from the study that 1-2 times number of times extension contacts is contributing positively and significantly for the crop income. It is concluding that there is enough scope to employ more extension agents in the villages because many farmers are still being neglected from the extension contact.
Bangladesh, Crop Income, Extension Contact, Farmers
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