Technology Gap in Floriculture
About this eBook
PREFACE Every formal knowledge and technology prescribed should undergo a proper socialization process in the absence of which the chasm keeps spanning between what we call a formal technology generating end and the informal cliental end. Agriculture universities elsewhere in India and abroad got off to a start to disseminate frontline skill and knowledge s as one of the prime objectives. But the pace of time takes a different turn than what we did think. Only 25-30 percent of the created technologies from the agricultural universities or ICAR institutes have been able to cross the formal periphery of university education and research this is what we may call a technology gap. The floriculture enterprise as well as industry in the rural sector is adding
a new dimension
in generating income and livelihood
especially for the sub marginal category of farming communities. Floriculture as a rural avocation in most of the areas have been managed and maintained in its traditional and primordial forms even while ICAR is constantly highlighting floriculture as an upcoming and up surging rural avocation for youths, women and age old people as well. W hen a small Latin American nation like Colombia and European nation Holland together can contribute more than 50 to the global market of cut flower, the contribution from India in the global floriculture market remains at minuscule size. Present book is a resultant of collective wisdom on empirical research and learning experience to focus on the very crucial aspect of in floriculture. The outcome of the book will go on catering the need for designing the need based research, identifying proper supply chain and making intervention into the desired areas of clientele and technological management. The farmers perception and exposition of opinion is isolating the casual factors for such technological
intervention can be accepted as an incredible inputs in this emerging areas of rural enterprise and avocation as well.