Factors Influencing Crop Diversification in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu
Keywords:Crop diversification, Credit orientation, Factors, Family size, Scientific orientation
To cope up with the risk involved in mono cropping system, a shift in cropping pattern, from traditionally grownÂ less benefit crops to more benefit crops can be used as a strategy to increase the income as well as agricultural
sustainability. It reduces the risk to farmer from total crop failure by providing alternative means of incomeÂ through other crops grown. It also helps in conservation of natural resources, increases food and nutritional
security and helps in poverty alleviation by providing employment opportunities to the farmers. This paperÂ analyzes the factors influencing crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. We studied the factors
influencing crop diversification in using the primary data. Non â€“ Experimental Research design was used and aÂ sample size of 120 respondents was selected using proportionate random sampling technique. Out of twenty
two variables, family size, distance to the market, economic motivation, risk orientation, innovativeness andÂ scientific orientation had positive and significant association with crop diversification at one per cent level of
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