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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 594-599
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.072


Constraint Analysis of Goat Farmers in Tamil Nadu, India
R. Ravikumar and P. Kumaravel*
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai – 600 007, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to delineate the various constraints faced by the goat farmers in goat rearing in Tiruchirappalli and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu. A sample size of 120 goat farmers (60 goat farmers from each district) who were actively involved in goat rearing were randomly selected for the study. A well-structured, pre-tested interview schedule was employed for the data collection for the study. The constraints were rated according to their seriousness as most serious constraint, serious constraint, less serious constraint and not a constraint by the respondents. Rank based quotient (RBQ) technique was employed in the present study. The analyzed data revealed that exploitation by middlemen, poor price paid to the produce, limited drinking water availability, lack of subsidies and non-availability of grazing land were the most serious constraints faced by the goat farmers in goat rearing. The suggestions offered to overcome the constraints encountered were formation of goat farmers association, eradication of middlemen and providing fodder with subsidies to the needy farmers.


Keywords: Constraints, Goat farming, Middlemen, Farmers, Livelihood, Marketing.
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Ravikumar, R. and Kumaravel, P. 2017. Constraint Analysis of Goat Farmers in Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 594-599. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.072