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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1790-1801
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.205


Socio-economic Characteristics of the Cashew Growers of Tamil Nadu – An Analysis
A. Anusuya1, P. Balasubramaniam1 and T. R. Sridevi Krishnaveni2*
1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, Coimbatore – 641003
2Institute of Agriculture, TNAU, Kumulur, Trichy – 621712, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cashew being a livelihood providing crop is widely being cultivated in India. Tamil Nadu contributes significantly to the national level production of Cashew. Thus this study was taken up to study the profile of the cashew growing farmers of Ariyalur and Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu. Ariyalur and Cuddalore district were purposively selected. Out of 19 (6+13) blocks in the two selected districts, Andimadam block from Ariyalur and Panruti block from Cuddalore district were selected based on areas under cashew cultivation. Sample of 120 cashew farmers was selected based on proportionate random sampling method. Eighteen profile variables related to cashew farming were identified, analysed and reported in this study. The respondents were interviewed personally by a well-structured and pre-tested interview schedule. The data collected were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools. Majority of the respondents were old aged category and one-third of respondents had primary education level, farming as their occupation and comes under the medium level of the annual income category. Nearly half of the respondents were small to big farmers and they had a medium level of farming experience and also years of experience in cashew cultivation. About half of the respondents had a medium level of contact with extension agency, farm power status, social participation, innovativeness, credit orientation and scientific orientation. Most of the respondents had a medium level of mass media exposure and economic motivation. More than half of the respondents had a medium level of participation in training undergone for cashew cultivation and decision-making behaviour.


Keywords: Cashew, Production 2018-19, Profile, Cashew growers, Tamil Nadu, Ariyalur, Cuddalore
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Anusuya, A., P. Balasubramaniam and Sridevi Krishnaveni, T. R. 2020. Socio-economic Characteristics of the Cashew Growers of Tamil Nadu – An Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1790-1801. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.205