Sustainability of Commercial Vegetable Cultivation : A Multidimensional Analysis

Namitha K, Seema B


The present study was conducted in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. One hundred farmers engaged in commercial vegetable cultivation were selected based on the maximum area under commercial vegetable cultivation. Sustainability was the dependent variable of the study. Sixteen independent variables were selected based on judges’ relevancy rating. A well-structured interview schedule was used for data collection from the respondents. Majority of the respondents belonged to medium category with respect to sustainability. Economic dimension of sustainability contributed seventy two percent of the total sustainability, followed by socio- psychological dimension, environmental dimension, technological dimension and temporal dimension.


Sustainability; Commercial vegetable cultivation; multidimension; knowledge; adoption

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