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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:9, September, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(9): 150-156

Assessment of Livelihood Security of Cassava Farmers in Hill Areas of Western Tamil Nadu – An Economic Analysis
S. Arivarasan1*, V. Balamurugan2, T. Anitha3 and M. Balakrishnan4
1Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture, VELS Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, AC & RI, Madurai – 625 104, India
3Department of Post Harvest Technology, HC & RI, Periyakulam – 625 604, India
4Senior Bid Finance Analyst, Vodafone Telecommunications, Singapore
*Corresponding author

The present study is concerned with the livelihood security of cassava farmers in hill areas of western Tamil Nadu. Salem and Namakkal districts were purposively selected since these are the major cassava growing districts of western Tamil Nadu. The multi-stage random sampling procedure was adopted to choose 180 sample farmers.The methodology used for the study was Gini coefficient, Livelihood Security index, Composite index and Tobit model. The results of Gini coefficient of Kalvarayan and Kolli hills were 0.56 and 0.66 respectively. It is evident that income inequality was higher in Kolli hills when compared to that of Kalvarayan hills. The results of livelihood security index revealed that the overall livelihood security of both Kalvarayan and Kolli hills was just around 50 per cent, indicating that welfare of the cassava farmers were under deprived situation. The Tobit analysis revealed that only education level, farm size and annual income are positively significant in case of Kalvarayan hills. While in case of Kolli hills, age, education level, farming experience, farm size and annual income are positively significant.

Keywords: Cassava, Livelihood Security, Composite index, Tobit model

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Arivarasan, S., V. Balamurugan, T. Anitha and Balakrishnan, M. 2022. Assessment of Livelihood Security of Cassava Farmers in Hill Areas of Western Tamil Nadu – An Economic Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(9): 150-156. doi:
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