Farmers’ Awareness is a Key Factor for Profitable Crop Production

Author's: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal1,2*, Asfa Ashraf2,3
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, PSM Editorial Office, Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Feb. 28, 2021 Pages: 11-13
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Farmers play a central role in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system, which results from farmers’ knowledge and expectations. Even though farmers received agricultural information, they could not apply the information to crop production. There are several practical areas of concern regarding water resources, basic machinery, and the lack of formal extension provision in the area. In this issue, Haider et al. (2021) report that almost all the farmers were not aware of the best practices of rice cultivation in areas with fewer water supplies. No information was provided to the farmers by the extension field staff as there were no field assistants in the research area. Farmers’ awareness of cultivation can be increased through developing extension services programs to distribute useful information on crop production effectively. Farmers’ awareness, farmer skills, and management to operate along with the adoption of technologies that have the potential to contribute to sustainable farming systems will help to meet growing demands for food, to be internationally competitive, and to produce agricultural products of high quality.


Crop production, sustainable agricultural system, farmer’s awareness, extension field staff.


Iqbal, M.N., Ashraf, A., 2021. Farmers’ Awareness is a Key Factor for Profitable Crop Production. The PSM., 2(1): 11-13.