Develop and Evaluate Use of Mobile Application for Cattle Farming: A New Generation Technology Transfer for Sustainable Dairy Production
Satyanarayan K. Jagadeeswary V. Pavan K. Yathiraj S. Anand Babu
Vol 8(12), 224-232
The present study on development of mobile App was conducted in Karnataka state, covering all four divisions, carried out in steps, viz., repository preparation and evaluation, development of “Android dairy App” and effectiveness of the App in terms of knowledge gain and adoption of management practices. Within one month the effectiveness of dairy App in terms of knowledge gain and adoption was studied and was found to be satisfactory. Highest knowledge gain was found in feeding management (59.7%) followed by general care & management (56.5%), housing (51.05%), breeding (47.36%) and disease management (44.52%). Within a short period of 25-35 days of exposure, 16.88 per cent had adopted scientific breeding practices, followed by increased adoption level in disease management (19.38%) and general care and management (19.38%). This mobile App is an important tool in diffusing the scientific developments and also acts as a ready reckoner to refer through the information at any time.
Keywords : Adoption ICT Application Mobile App Management Knowledge
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