Individuation In Agriculture

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Farmers’ aspiration for upward mobility and the need to raise their income levels may be considered as another factor pushing farmers to adopt new agricultural technologies, new crops without adequate knowledge. As a result the intensity of risk is increasing inversely with the extent of land holding. In traditional agriculture collective decision making at the community level absolved risks to a greater extent. However, modern agriculture pushed for transformation from collective to individualized agriculture than leading to anomalies (Rizov 2004). As individuation intensified the extent of risk magnified. This is witnessed in significant proportions at the marginal and small farmer level when compared to semi-medium and large farmers. The…show more content…
Village revenue records suggest that the total cultivable area of the village is 1550 acres, out of which 1143 acres of land is cultivable. 1143 acres include 740 acres of dry land and 403 acres of irrigated land. Sources of irrigation are village tank, and tube wells. During the Kharif season depending on the rainfall village tank is used for irrigating crops under its command area. Otherwise, in both Kharif and Rabi seasons there are complete dependence on tube wells which work on electricity. Commonly grown crops are Paddy (Oryza sativa), Cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Chili (Capsicum annum), Groundnut (Arachishypogaea), and Maize (Zea…show more content…
1 showing the age contribution among the farming community in the village, there is a remarkable age gap in participation of farmers in the village. There are twelve farmers out of hundred farmers in the village. It shows that, there are less number of farmers entering into the farming in the village and in the case of gowda, madiga, yadava, reddy, munnurukapu and mudhiraj communities youth are not attracting towards cultivation process in the village. At the age of less than thirty one to forty years age group farmers are twenty out of hundred in the village. By combining of both (20 to 40) age groups there are thirty two out of hundred farmers in the village. It means that, sixty eight farmers are fall under the above the forty years of age in the study village. There are thirty three farmers under the group of forty one to fifty years of age and this is the age group having largest number in the village farming community. There are thirty five farmers comes under the above fifty one years of age group in the study village. Total number of village farming community is 278. Among them, forty seven farmers fall under the less than thirty five age group. 141 farmers come under the age group of thirty six to fifty years age group. Which means majority of the farmers falls under this group in the village. There are 90 farmers fall under the age group of above fifty years of age. From the above table clearly indicates that, there is less number of young age farmers in

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