Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Farm women’s role in decision making process in vegetable cultivation operation in Saahibganj District of Jharkhand
Decision making is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Every decision making process produces a final choice, which may or may not prompt action. In other word, decision making is the process of identifying and choosing alternatives based on the values, preferences and beliefs of the decision maker. The women’s contribution to the farming sector in respect of participation and decision making has largely been ignored. Though women performed more than four- fifth of agricultural work, their decision were accepted only less than one-third of the case. The present study was conducted in Udhwa block of Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. A list of vegetables growing villages was prepared. Out of these only five villages were selected randomly due to major vegetable growing area. A representative sample of 110 vegetable growers was drowning from the selected villages. During the research study, it was observed that majority of farm women had always taken decision making 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 skill.
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Maya Kumari. Farm women’s role in decision making process in vegetable cultivation operation in Saahibganj District of Jharkhand. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):124-127.