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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 129-137
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.017


Influential Impact of Fodder Cultivation on Livelihood Status of Farmers
Reeba Jacob1 and M. Asokhan2*
1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
2Deputy Registrar (Affiliation), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The demand of green fodder for livestock rearing has been increasing and livestock breeds of farmers require good quality fodder and feed in order to increase milk yield of exotic breed. The study was conducted in Kerala state of India and comprised of 242 farmers selected from three districts of the state. The impact of fodder cultivation was assessed on five levels viz. direct, social, economic, psychological and indirect impact. The study revealed that the highest percentage of farmers perceived fodder cultivation to have a medium level impact on their overall livelihood. In case of direct and social impact, more than 60.00 per cent of farmers had an increase in their dairy yield, returns and social status. Fodder cultivation has also influenced the economical and psychological dimensions of farmers by improving the income obtained from farming and boosting the confidence of farmer in fodder cultivation. The indirect impact of fodder was seen in health status of livestock and environmental aspect in the farm. The study was undertaken with an objective to assess the impact fodder cultivation on the various dimensions of livelihood status of farmers


Keywords: Fodder, Impact, Livelihood
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Reeba Jacob and Asokhan, M. 2020. Influential Impact of Fodder Cultivation on Livelihood Status of Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 129-137. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.017