PROBLEM CONFRONTATION IN VEGETABLES CULTIVATION OF BANGLADESH
The key focus of the study was to identify the problems confronted of vegetables cultivation by the farmers of Bangladesh. Further challenges were made to expose the rank of their problem confrontation during from January 2007 to July 2007. Following a multi-stage random sampling method, a total of 180 farmers who have been cultivating vegetables were selected from three districts in Bangladesh. Firstly, problems were identified through discussions with the farmers and literature reviews. Secondly, interviews with the vegetables cultivators were administered to quantify the problems along with their probable determinants that are stemmed from their socio-economic features. The farmers were found to have a reasonable level of problems in vegetables cultivation with a small variation (M = 23.62 and SD = 4.55 against a potential score range between 0 to 45). The top three problems out of fifteen were high price of seed, unavailability of advanced seed and expensive irrigation Multiple linear regressions without addressing the endogeneity problems has confirmed the age, training exposure, cosmopoliteness, and knowledge and threat direction of the farmers as the determinants of their problem confrontation. In order to minimize the level of the problems, moderately older farmers need to be trained on vegetables cultivation. They need to be prepared to take to some extent of latent challenge of vegetables cultivation through on condition that input and marketing hold up by public and private initiatives. Besides, an expected level of explanation to the problems depends on the availability of progressed seeds of vegetables at lower cost.