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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2305-2308
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.287


Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Diversification
Mohammed Ghouse1* and S. Nazreen Hassan2
1Department of Social Sciences, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Tamil Nadu, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Thiruppathisaram, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This paper analyzes the attitude of farmers towards crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Census of India (2011) reported that about 54.60 per cent of the population involved in agriculture and allied activities. The total food grains production in the country was 284.83 million tons during the year of 2017-18. Crop diversification is one of the best options to increase income of the farmers and also leads to food, nutritional and ecological security. It helps in eradication of poverty by providing employment opportunities. In Sub Sahara Africa, crop diversification is used as an important strategy to increase income, reduce risk and able to grow wide range of crops in a given area. In 2004, Zambia was affected severely by several drought cycles. Government of Zambia promoted crop diversification with the objective to increase food security and nutrition status of farm households. In India, after Green revolution, there is continuous rush for diversified agriculture in terms of crops. Indian agriculture shifted towards non-cereal crops in order to increase the income and agricultural sustainability. This paper concludes that nearly three fourth of the farmers had moderately favorable attitude towards crop diversification.


Keywords: Crop diversification, Attitude of farmers, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu
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Mohammed Ghouse, L. and Nazreen Hassan, S. 2020. Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Diversification.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2305-2308. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.287