Impact of Jharkhand State Cooperative Milk Producersâ€™ Federation on Socioeconomic Status of Dairy Farmers
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Keywords:Dairy, Impact, Jharkhand, Propensity score matching
AbstractThe paper assesses the impact of membership of dairy cooperative i.e. Jharkhand StateÂ Cooperative Milk Producersâ€™ Federation (JMF) on the performance of dairy production systems using propensity score matching techniques. Dairy cooperative members differedÂ significantly from non-members in terms of outcome variables. The mean difference valueÂ Â explained that the socio-economic condition of members was better than non-members.The findings revealed that membership of JMF contributes towards improving yields ofÂ dairy animals, net dairy income, and also, to household milk consumption. The non-members reaped better price for the milk in the wet market as compared to the members. Nonetheless,Â the member-producers recorded higher proportion of milk sale as compared to the nonmembers which also indicated their intensity of market participation. These results indicateÂ towards the need to improve dairy farmersâ€™ linkages through cooperatives or other such institutions for their socio-economic development.
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