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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1327-1331
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.157


Developing Indicators for Sustainability of Commodity Associations in Karnataka, India
Raghupathi Dantapur1*, N. T. Naresh2, M. Venakatesh3 and C. Umashankara4
1Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Mandya,
University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mandya, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, India
 3College of Agriculture, Mandya, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, India
 4Directorate of Research, GKVK, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The sustainability of farmer associations is proven index of agricultural development. They are the key link of food chain system. The FAO is encouraging to form the commodity associations for sustainability of agriculture across the world. In line of this, The Krishi Vigyan Kendras of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka have promoted the Commodity Associations. They have been transferring the technologies and supporting the association members for income generating activities. The research study was conducted in Southern Agro-climatic Dry Zone of Karnataka with an objective of finding the indicators of sustainability of commodity associations. The sample size of the study was 120. The research design was experimental type with control group. The indicators of sustainability were identified by following the procedure of expert rating system. The study found nine indicators; regular sources of funding, banking transactions, production technology support and extension programs, leadership qualities, market linked commodity production, regular meetings and implementations, linkage and cooperation with local and external institutions, less political interference and education share & care. The utility of the study being, these indicators are the measuring tool to find out the extent of sustainability. By administering these, one can find out the extent of sustainability of commodity association.


Keywords: Commodity associations,Experts rating, Indicators, Marketing,Farm yield, Sustainability
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Raghupathi Dantapur, N. T. Naresh, M. Venakatesh and Umashankara, C. 2020. Developing Indicators for Sustainability of Commodity Associations in Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1327-1331. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.157