Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: ATTITUDE OF YOUNGER DAIRY FARM WOMEN TOWARDS ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AS AN OCCUPATION

Authors: R. S. Ghasura and M. R. Bhatt

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: Animal Husbandry, Attitude, Dairy Farmer, Farm women, Occupation

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Year: December 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.34.2.0029

Abstract: Livestock is an important component of farming system in India. It is more popular among the marginal and small farmers as more than 62 per cent of marginal household directly associated with livestock sector. It has the potentiality to overcome poverty, household which are associated with livestock has less chance to fall into poverty. The main focus of the investigation is on decision making ability among the farm women of Navsari district of South Gujarat. Three talukas namely Navsari, Gandevi and Vansda taluka were selected for the study. Respondents selected from six villages with simple random sampling methods. Thus, total 360 young farm women were selected for the study. The ex-post facto research design was followed. Majority of the respondents were found with medium level of attitude about animal husbandry as occupation. The education, occupation, annual income, herd size, types of ruminant kept and experience of animal husbandry found to be positive and significant correlation with perception about animal husbandry as occupation by young dairy farm women in south Gujarat district. Whereas age, type of family, land holding, and marital status were found to be non significant correlation with perception about animal husbandry as occupation by young dairy farm women in south Gujarat district.

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