Participation of Rural Women in Livestock Rearing: ACase Study On Krishnagiri District in TamilNadu
Women contribution to agriculture is seldom recognized in spite of their active role in the agriculture as well as livestock rearing activities in developed as well as developing countries. The study is to analyse the association between the socio-economic characteristics of rural farm women and the extent of their participation in livestock farming in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. A multistage random sampling technique was used to collect the data from 127 farm women from two villages viz., Paiyur and Jegadevipalayam villages of Krishnagiri taluk in Krishnagiri district. The data were collected through pre-tested semi structured interview schedule, during the months of August to December 2013. The quantitative data acquired from the field were transferred in the MS Excel and SPSS in order to summarize the gathered data. The formation was presented in the form of simple-tables containing mean values, frequencies, percentages and linear regression analysis. The results of the study showed that farm women have a close association with livestock farming in the study areas. These results tend to suggest a more active role for this segment of rural society so as to achieve rural development through combining women in livestock development.