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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3561-3569
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.419


Factors Influencing Tribal Farming: Case of Attappadi Tribes in Kerala
P. C. Sachana* and Binoo P. Bonny
Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur-686656, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Majority of the tribes in Kerala continue to depend on agriculture and are struggling to compete with the current situational threats like climate change and wild animal menace. Traditionally tribal communities in Attappadi depended on agriculture based on indigenous knowledge gained through oral tradition and practice over generations for their livelihood. Delineation of the factors influencing the selection of farming techniques and strategies among tribal farmers needed to be addressed by the scientists and the policymakers for the implementation of developmental projects in the Attappadi area. It was done based on a set of statements selected through literature review and expert rating. Data collected was analysed using factor analysis to delineate the factors. Agricultural technology and input services, policy, knowledge and information support, infrastructure, weather & technological constraints, farm management and market orientation and access to extension services were found to be the factors determining for the selection of farming strategy and agricultural technologies.


Keywords: Agriculture, Climate change, Animal menace, Policy
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Sachana, P. C. and Binoo P. Bonny. 2020. Factors Influencing Tribal Farming: Case of Attappadi Tribes in Kerala.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3561-3569. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.419