CORRELATION OF DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FARMERS IN ADOPTING ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF CATTLE
Cattle are one of the indexes of civilization, sources of wealth, health and prosperity for nation. Cattle provide us food, cash as well as mechanical power. The production of cattle is low due to their poor genetic makeup, indigenous and large incidence of diseases. Artificial Insemination (AI) is the first generation reproductive biotechnology that has made a profound contribution to the genetic improvement as well as recognized breeding tool of the cattle. But farmers in Bangladesh are not yet able to adopt it perfectly. That was why the principle objective of the study was to determine the correlation of different characters of problems faced by the farmers in adopting AI of cattle. The study was conducted at two villages of Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila in Kishoreganj district. Data were collected from a sample of randomly selected 100 farmers out of 340 farmers. The data were collected through personal interview by using an interview schedule. Pearson’s product moment correlation co-efficient (r) was used to test the concerned null hypothesis in the relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. Except household size, farm size, farming experience and social mobility, the other seven selected characteristics showed significant negative relationships and age showed significant positive relationship with the extent of problems in adopting Artificial Insemination by the farmers.