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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 1989-1993
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.242


Constraints Experienced by the Piggery Farmers ofWest Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh
K. Sravan Naga Parimala Kumar* and Syed H. Mazhar
Department of Agriculture Extension and communication, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj (Allahabad), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Animal products serves as an alternative source of nutrients and ensures food security while feeding the growing population of India. Among the various livestock species, pigs are one of the fast-growing and efficient feed converters. Simultaneously, piggery farming is one of the most successful commercial business farming and acts as the source of livelihood for the rural poor with lower socio-economic strata. Hence, in order to ensure food security and to promote the livelihood of rural poor, promoting the piggery farming becomes essential. In order to promote, piggery farming, the constraints experienced by them should be eliminated; which requires a detailed study on the constraints. The objective of the study is to analyse the constraints experienced ny the piggery farmers and to provide suggestions to promote piggery farming. The study was conducted at eight blocks of West Godavari district which possess a greater number of piggery farmers. All the 72 piggery farmers were selected as respondents and the primary data was collected from the them with the help of pre-tested structured interview schedule during 2019-2020. The secondary data was gathered from the officials of the state department of animal husbandry. The findings of the study identified the major constraints experienced by the piggery farmers which were lack of government Schemes and policies, lack of organized markets, lack of consumers in the area, less popularity of pork, high cost of concentrate and animal feed.


Keywords: Constraints, Barriers, Hindrance, Piggery farming, Entrepreneur, Piggery farmers
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Sravan Naga Parimala Kumar, K. and Syed H. Mazhar. 2020. Constraints Experienced by the Piggery Farmers of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 1989-1993. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.242