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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(4): 575-582
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.057


Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Horticultural Farmers in East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi Districts of Meghalaya
Cordilia Kharlukhi* and Kaushal Kumar Jha
Department of Agricultural Extension, Nagaland University: SASRD,Medziphema, Nagaland, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out to examine the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and factors influencing entrepreneurial behaviour. Ex-post facto research design was followed. The study was conducted purposively in East Khasi Hills and Ri-bhoi districts. Two C&RD blocks from each district were selected purposively. Further, eight villages were selected purposively where twenty respondents were randomly selected from each., village. Hence, a total sample of 160 respondents for the present study was selected. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents were middle aged (35-55 years) and were male. Most respondents were involved in farming and had medium sized family ranging from 4-10 members. Majority had education up to high school level, had marginal size of total land holding and most respondents cultivating different horticultural crops had marginal size of total land holding. Highest mean annual income of farmers from all sources was found Rs 186900 whereas highest mean annual income of the selected farmers from selected horticultural crops was found to be highest among strawberry growers (Rs 130375). Most of the respondents; possessed medium level; of information source utilization, medium level; of extension contact. Majority had medium level of social participation; scientific orientation, farm experience, knowledge level, adoption level. Most had favourable attitude towards improved practices. Majority of the respondents had medium level of entrepreneurial behaviour. Independent variables: education, extension contact, scientific orientation, knowledge, sex, annual income, income from the selected enterprises, information sources utilization, social participation and attitude exhibited positive and significant correlation with the entrepreneurial behaviour of the respondents. The study recommends organization of trainings, exposure visits, demonstration, awareness, exhibitions to motivate farmers for undertaking entrepreneurial ventures so as to enhance the socio-economic well-being of the farmers.


Keywords: Horticultural, Entrepreneurial behaviour, socio-economic characteristics
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Cordilia Kharlukhi and Kaushal Kumar Jha. 2021. Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Horticultural Farmers in East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi Districts of Meghalaya.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(4): 575-582. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.057