A Comparative study on decision making behaviour of farmer and farm women in different agricultural and allied activities
Keywords:Agriculture, allied activities, animal husbandry, farmer, farm women, decision making.
AbstractThe present study attempts to compare the decision making behaviour of farmer and farm women in different agriculture and allied activities. The investigation was conducted in YSR Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. The ex-post facto research methodology was adopted for the present studies. Pre structured interview schedule was developed to collect data from respondents with personal interview method. Total 120 respondents selected from 10 randomly selected villages, out of 120 respondents 60 respondents were farmers, 60 respondents were farmwomen. It has been observed that decisions related to the marketing of produce, investment decisions, engagement of labour, purchasing of produce taken by farmer, and decisions related to the intercultural operations, take caring of sick animals, cleaning, feeding taken by farm women. Farm women are not accessible to take the decision related to the financial activities. There is need to empower and motivate both farmer and farm women in participate in decision making activities in agriculture and allied activities.
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