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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 3140-3147
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.377


Knowledge Levels of Farm Women on Value Addition of Vegetable in Ranga Reddy District
R. Neela Rani1, B. Jamuna Rani2, Y. Uma Jyothi1*, T. Kamalaja3, K.Swetha1, J. Deepika1 and K. Rajeswari1
1All India Coordinated Project on Women in Agriculture -Extension,
2Extension Education Institute,
3All India Coordinated Project on Women in Agriculture- Foods and Nutrition, Professor Jayashankar State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Indian Economy agriculture plays a vital role. More than 75 percent of the people of our country tie up with agriculture directly and indirectly. India being an agricultural country, vegetables play a major role in food security and income for the poor farmers thus improving the nation‘s economy. India is now the second largest producer of vegetables, contributing about 12.3 per cent to the world vegetable production. Vegetables are grown on an area of 6.25 million hectares in India and the important ones are brinjal, tomato, onion, okra/bhendi, cauliflower, cabbage, potato and green peas. The production of nutritious vegetables for the health of the people is the need of hour. Agri- systems are undergoing quick alterations and the occurrence of combined food supply chains is one of the most developing market phenomena of India. Value chain approach enables each chain member to implement specific production practices, share information and solve problems at each stage of the production process. The study explored the awareness levels of the vegetable farmer women from five adopted villages of All India Coordinated Project on Women in Agriculture (AICRP –HSc) through well-structured interview schedule for 100 respondents. Findings of the study revealed that among total 510 number of respondents from the adopted villages only 175 were growing vegetables. It was evident that Horticultural Officer (71.00%) and Agricultural Officer (49.00%) were the most contacted extension personnel once in a month followed by weekly contact of Agri university scientist (48.00%).Majority percent 65 of respondents testified that they are placed at distance of above 10 Kms while only 13 percent of respondents reported to be situated at less than 5 km to the markets. Most of 27 percent of respondents reported to sell to middle men followed by weekly bazar (20%).In regard to level of knowledge about value addition of vegetables, majority of the respondents 84 per cent possessed low level while only 11 per cent medium level of knowledge about value addition of vegetable produce. In case of cleaning, grading, packing & packaging, only 6 per cent of respondents had high, 12 per cent had medium and majority 82 percent of respondents found to have low level of knowledge.


Keywords: Awareness, Value Addition, Market analysis, Vegetable growers
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Neela Rani, R., B. Jamuna Rani, Y. Uma Jyothi, T. Kamalaja, K. Swetha, J. Deepika and Rajeswari, K. 2020. Knowledge Levels of Farm Women on Value Addition of Vegetable in Ranga Reddy District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 3140-3147. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.377