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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4131-4137

Farm Women Empowerment through Secondary Agriculture
Deepa Indoria1* and C.M. Balai2
1KVK, Chittorgarh, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2KVK, Dungarpur MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Preservation and Value addition in agriculture predominantly offers a means to increase, rejuvenate and stabilize farm income. Krishi Vigyan Kendras is a premier training institute, signifying value addition training programme. The study reported here explored, to what extent the training programme of value addition had been changing participants perceived knowledge, acquisition of skills and adoption level Majority of the farming families in Rajasthan have marginal to small land holdings and their income is also very less. To enhance the income level and living standard of those farming families there is an urgent need to provide their family members particularly women an occupation based training like preservation of seasonal fruits and vegetables, which not only provides them an occupation but also develop entrepreneurial characteristics amongst them. These trainings are also useful for rural women as they can add more value to the seasonal fruits and vegetables by making Pickle, Murabbaa, Chutney, Jam, Sharbat etc. These trainings enhance their family income by around 30-40 thousands /annum. They fetch more prices of their raw produce after processing, moreover during peak production times. Instead of direct marketing, they did value addition of their produce and then sell them, it increased the value and prices of their products by many folds. After giving them training they are motivated to go for self-marketing of their produce at domestic and village level. About 200 farm women have received training in the year 2016-17 and nearly 64 of them have adopted this at commercial and domestic level. These trainees were imparted training on preparation of Pickles, Jam, Chutney, Murabaa, and Squashes etc. They were highly satisfied with the training they received. Similar way these trainings can change the life style and income level of farming families comprehensively.

Keywords: Vocational, Training, farm women, Rural, fruits, Vegetables, Value addition training knowledge skill adoption agriculture
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Deepa Indoria and Balai, C.M. 2018. Farm Women Empowerment through Secondary Agriculture.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4131-4137. doi: