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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2963-2973
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.351


An Analysis of Livelihood Security of Scheduled Caste (SC) Farmers through Integrated Farming System (IFS) in Bengaluru Urban District
L. Madhu Prasad1, Usha Ravindra2 and S. Sujay Kumar3*
1FTI, UAS (B), 2Dept. of Food and Nutrition, UAS(B), 3UAS(B)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in purposively selected three taluks of Bengaluru Urban district. Total sample of 242respondents were purposively selected for the study. The data were collected by using structured interview schedule and analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools. It was observed that livelihood security of respondents in less satisfied category decreased by 12.39 per cent, satisfied category decreased by 2.07 per cent and highly satisfied category improved by 14.46 per cent after implementation of the project. Out of seven dimensions of livelihood security maximum increase observed in employment security (66.21%) followed by living amenities (65.57 %), economic efficiency (51.08 %), social equitability (44.16 %), ecological security (39.12 %), assets (36.46 %) and coping strategies against stress (35.15 %). Overall, 48.37 per cent increased after implementation of project. Livestock component generated 323mandays employment and provided additional net income of Rs. 68860 to beneficiary farmers. In 2018 reported that the average gross income of farmers increased to Rs. 118564 from both crop and livestock enterprises of IFS against Rs. 12062 before implementation of the project. In total farmers could realized Rs. 83807 net profit by adopting IFS. As such, farmers are getting 3.41 rupee income for every one rupee investment under IFS. The characteristics such as Cropping pattern, Innovativeness, Training undergone, Willingness towards IFS and Access to extension personnel exhibited positive and significant relationship with farmers livelihood security. Hence, the concerned development departments should organize the demonstrations, trainings, field days, exposure visits etc., to educate the farmers about IFS. The positive and significantly related characteristics need to be considered while selecting the farmers for the extension educational programmes to enhance their livelihood security.


Keywords: Integrated farming system, Scheduled caste and Livelihood security
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Madhu Prasad, V. L., Usha Ravindra and Sujay Kumar, S. 2020. An Analysis of Livelihood Security of Scheduled Caste (SC) Farmers through Integrated Farming System (IFS) in Bengaluru Urban District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2963-2973. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.351