TAMANA KOHISATANI, S.V. PRASAD, P. V. SATYAGOPAL AND G. PRABHAKARA REDDY
S.V Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati-517502, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India
The present investigation was carried out to study the profile characteristics of maize farmers in Mahmud-i-raqi district of Kapisa province one of major maize production province in Afghanistan. Ex-post facto research design was followed for the study and a sample of 120 respondents were drawn. The results of the study revealed that most of the respondents were young aged (39.17%), illiterate to middle school educated (30.00%), had medium experience in maize cultivation (63.33%), small farm size (58.33%), had medium mess media exposure (63.33%), medium extension contact (69.17%), low social participation (59.17%), medium scientific orientation (64.17%), medium economic orientation (65.00%), medium innovativeness (63.33%), medium achievement motivation (66.67%) and medium deferred gratification (77.50%).
KEY WORDS: Profile characteristics, maize farmers, extension contact