Transfer of Crop Protection Technology and Conclusions
There is a need to revamp the extension system to bridge the gap between technology generation and technology dissemination, since 60 percent of farmers have no access to technology as revealed by the latest National Sample Survey Organization Report.
The aim of transfer of technology programmes is to promote client oriented onfarm research and technology assessment, refinement and transfer through participatory approaches and by promoting the Institute-Village Linkage Programmes (IVLP). Transfer of technology involves organizing the field demonstrations, farmer’s-scientist meetings, krishi melas, and other activities.
The constraint for wider adoption of eco-friendly crop protection technologies is transfer of technology. Crop protection technologies developed have not reached the small and marginal farmers. Unless these technologies are assessed in farmers’ fields and refined to suit local conditions, the fruits of research will not benefit the farmers. Researchers and extension personnel should work hand in hand for successful transfer of crop protection technologies. Communication media such as radio, TV, audio and video cassettes, agri-portals, farmer’s field schools and KVK’s should be used for effective transfer of technologies.