Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture

Impact

Impact report

As a part of completing a decade, we thought it necessary to assess whether the LEISA INDIA magazine has made any reasonable impact on the minds and practices of the readers. The objective was also to see if the magazine was making a relevant contribution to small scale agriculture development in India.

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Surveys

2009

A survey was conducted during the month of February 2009. A one-page questionnaire, simply structured as well as reasonably open ended was sent. Survey forms were sent to around 9000 readers. The response was unprecedented.. Around 1390 subscribers responded and shared their views.

The zonal distribution of readers across the country is as follows – South (59%), East (15%), West (11%), North (11%), North East (2%), Central (2%). NGOs constitute % of the total subscribers, followed by individuals (24%), academic institutions (17%) and research institutions (10%).The zonal distribution of respondents matched more or less with the distribution of readers – South (60%), East (16%), West (11%) and North (9%), North East (2%), Central zones (2%).

There has been a good and balanced representation across each of the reader category. Largest response was from NGOs (30%) followed by Academic Institutions (18%) and Farmers (15%). Around 4% of the respondents were students.10% of the total respondents are female.

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2004

A survey was conducted during the month of July 2004. A two-page questionnaire, simply structured as well as
reasonably open ended was sent. The response was unprecedented. More than 1000 subscribers responded and
shared their views. We are extremely thankful to them.

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Cases

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Views

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