Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)
Role of farm women in livestock management in Burhanpur District of Madhya Pradesh
Kartikey Singh, Ajeet Singh, Monika Jaiswal and Bhupendra Singh
India occupies the foremost position in the world in respect of livestock contributing nearly about ¼ of the world total bovine population and women are the critical input in livestock management. Involvement of women in livestock management is a long standing tradition in India, where domestic animals have been an integral part of the family system. Although most of the work related to dairy farming is carried out by the women there role has been ignored, hence, the study on analysis of different role performed by the rural women and the factor affecting them are of paramount importance to the planner, decision maker. Government & extension worker involved in the presses of rural development keeping this fact in view, the training provided to farm women in 2015-18 and the present study on participation of farm women in livestock management was carried out in 2018-19 total 120 farm women having 5 years of experience in dairy farming were selected from 10 villages of Burhanpur and Khaknar block of Burhanpur district (M.P.) with specify objectives the frequency of involvement of farm women was found in highest in watering & feeding of animal followed by cleaning the cattle shed, cutting and bringing of fodder, compost making & so on. The relationship between independent variable of the respondent & their involvement in livestock management was found negative for all of the independent variable except type of family, sale of milk & its product was dominantly decided by farm women followed by keeping herd size, where as selection of feed & fodder and selection of animal breeds were taken jointly by family member.
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Kartikey Singh, Ajeet Singh, Monika Jaiswal and Bhupendra Singh. Role of farm women in livestock management in Burhanpur District of Madhya Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):74-76.