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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3136-3141

Animal Husbandry Practices in Hill Farming Situation: Gender Role Analysis
Rakesh Roy1*, Tista Mondal2 and M. W. Moktan1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalimpong-734301, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2Poultry Multiplication Centre, Animal Resources Development Department, GTA, Kalimpong-734301, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Agriculture in general and livestock in particular are important to make women empowered by giving them employment. Research and experience confirm the importance of gender equity, not only as a fundamental human right, but also as essential to poverty reduction and improved living standard. The study was purposively conducted with an objective to assess gender role in animal husbandry practices in hill farming situation where involvement of the women in agriculture is higher than their counterpart. Data collection was done through personal interview from randomly selected 60 farm families. Both male and female members of the family were interviewed separately. Thus, forms a sample size of 120 respondents for the study. The study shows that women were highly involved in major animal husbandry practices such as breeding, feeding, management and animal healthcare practices. Mann Whitney U test shows highly significant difference in between men and women farmers in respect to involvement in major animal husbandry practices. The study further reveals that women role in economic activities like making decision to buying or selling and keeping money were considerably less compared to men in animal husbandry practices. Mann Whitney U test shows highly significant difference between men and women in relation to livestock marketing practices. Policy makers as well as the extension agencies working in hill region should focus more on women for dissemination of recent livestock technologies to enhance the production performance of animal husbandry sector in hill farming situation.

Keywords: Feeding, Gender, Hill farming situation, Livestock farming, Marketing

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Rakesh Roy, Tista Mondal and Moktan M. W. 2018. Animal Husbandry Practices in Hill Farming Situation: Gender Role Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3136-3141. doi:
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