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Present livelihood Status of Farmers Following Technological Development in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet Division

Muhammad Rashed Al Mamun, Debdulal Bishwas, and SamiaSiddika Sani
Sylhet Agricultural University, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Abstract—Mechanized agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to work in agriculture field. Mechanization can improve operational efficiency, encourages large scale production developing economics. In Bangladesh agriculture is the major source of livelihood. This study was conducted to assess the livelihood status of farmers following technological development in some selected areas of Hobigonj district, Golapgonj, and SylhetSadarupazila of Sylhet district. The study was based on collection of primary and secondary data. A total of 500 farmers were interviewed from the selected areas. Different categories of farmers were determined. The results show that adapted modern technology 91%, 94%, 92% in SylhetSadar, Golapgonj and Hobigonj respectively. About 64%, 58%, 31% farmers were primary educated in SylhetSadar, Golapgonj and Hobigonj respectively. Farmers housing and sanitation were well enough and 45%, 48%, 69% terraced house in SylhetSadar, Golapgonj and Hobigonj respectively. The study result shows 64%, 52%, 54% farmer was visited upazila health complex in SylhetSadar, Golapgonj and Hobigonj respectively. The value from this demonstration prevail that Farmer bears a great role for developing economic condition of our country.
 
Index Terms—mechanization, livelihood, technology, adaptation, development

Cite: Muhammad Rashed Al Mamun, Debdulal Bishwas, and SamiaSiddika Sani, "Present livelihood Status of Farmers Following Technological Development in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet Division," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 287-292, September 2019. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.6.4.287-292
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