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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 3708-3727
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.429


Extent of Livelihood Assets Influence on Livelihood Changes
Mahandrakumar, A. Anitha Pauline and Poovarasan
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, AC & RI, Madurai
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Recent trends suggest a large proportion of farming community especially youth in the rural villages is on their way out of agriculture. Rising disenchantment with the agriculture profession pushes them out of their traditional occupation  while opportunities in other sectors of the booming economy pull them out of agriculture. This study attempts to identify the factors responsible for this process of withdrawal and assess the influence of livelihood assets on livelihood strategies of farmers in Periyar – Vaigai command area in line with early studies carried out by Bragg and Dalton, 2004; Foltz, 2004; Glauben et al., 2006; Prem B. Bhandari, 2013. Madurai has both single cropped and double cropped area under Periyar– Vaigai irrigation. 100 farmers from single cropped area and another 100 farmers from double cropped area was chosen and thus total of 200 respondents surveyed through structured interview schedule. The analysis of result revealed that 15.5 percent of farm household shifted to non farm income either fully (7.0 %) or partially (8.5%) in the last 5 years and 21.0 percent of farm household shifted to other commercial crops from paddy and Rest (63.5 %) of farmers have adopted the same livelihood strategy that they had earlier. Leaving from agricultural sector as livelihood strategy is less than 1.5 percent per annum among farming household. In double cropped raised area, there were crop diversification of rice to sugarcane and rice to banana. The irrigated areas were leased out for banana and sugarcane cultivation by the land owners. In the single seasonal cropped area and tenured area there is no shift from paddy. Remittance played an important role in stick on to agricultural occupation. Livelihood Assets had influence on livelihood strategies of the farmers. There are significant differences in possession of livelihood assets by different livelihood strategies adopted by the house holds.


Keywords: Livelihood assets, Livelihood changes, Remittance
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Mahandrakumar, K., A. Anitha Pauline and Poovarasan. 2020. Extent of Livelihood Assets Influence on Livelihood Changes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 3708-3727. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.429