Role of Decision Making Process of Farm Women Regarding Vegetable Operation
Abstract views: 4 / PDF downloads: 0
Decision making is the process of consciously choosing courses of action from available alternatives and integration of
them for the purpose of achieving the desired goal. Farm women are participated in most of the important agricultural
operations like field preparation, sowing of seed, planting of seedlings inter-cultivation, weeding and plant protection
measures, picking & harvesting, compost making application of manures and fertilizers, cleaning of farm products. In
vegetable cultivation, decision making always remained associated with the farm women utilization relating to various
aspects in the study area, yet their involvement in this process has not been recognized. It was evident from vegetable
cultivation, the joint decisions by male and female partners of the household are important. The present study was
conducted in Panagar block of Jabalpur district. A list of vegetables growing villages was prepared with the help of
extension official out of these only 5 villages were selected randomly due to major vegetable growing area. A
representative sample of 110 vegetable growers was drawn from the selected villages. During the research study, it was
observed that majority of farm women had always taken decision regarding selection of crop, quantity of seed, sowing
time of seed, weeding, use of manures, harvesting, picking and seed storage. They were rarely involved in decision
making regarding nursery management, field preparation, selection of variety, irrigation, seed treatment and marketing
and use of fertilizers, plant protection measures as it required more scientific knowledge and skill.
Copyright (c) 2015 Indian Society of Extension Education, Division of Agricultural ExtensionICAR- IARI, New Delhi
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The manuscripts once accepted and published in the Indian Journal of Extension Education will automatically become the property of the Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi. The Chief Editor on behalf of the Indian Journal of Extension Education holds the copyright.