A Study on the Involvement of Farmers in Agripreneurship in Kerala

M U Renjini, T Radha

Abstract


Agriculture and allied activities are considered as the back bone of the Indian economy. In Kerala, farmers are withdrawing from their occupation since they consider farming as non-profitable to earn a living. Thus, there is a need for revolutionary changes in agricultural sector, especially in the field of agribusiness. Hence, the study is to assess the involvement of farmers in agripreneurship. Both primary and secondary data were collected for the study. A well-structured interview schedule was prepared and administered to the selected respondents to collect primary data. Observation and discussion with the selected respondents facilitated the data collection. Fifty farmers, both men and women, from Venganoor, Kottukal and Kalliyoor Panchayats of Thiruvananthapuram were taken as the sample for the study. The study focused on the socio- economic profile, information on the crop varieties, land holdings, factors influencing the involvement of farmers in agripreneurship and future expectations of the respondents.


Keywords


Agriculture, Agripreneurship, Involvement, Farmers, Economic, Growth; Kerala

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References


Bairwa, Shoji Lal, Kushwaha, Saket, Meena, Lokesh Kumar & Lakra, Kerobim. (2014). Present status of agriclinics and agribusiness centres scheme in India: An Analysis, International Journal of Scientific Research and Management, 2(9): 1431-1440




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2019.1.31.6240-6244

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