Livelihood Security of Tribal Farmers in Adilabad District through Goat Farming

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Y. Praveen Kumar
A. Poshadri
Ravi Palthiya
G. Shiva Charan
K. Pavan

Abstract

To create subsidiary income and employment to small and marginal tribal farmers of Adilabad district, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Adilabad introduced Goat farming as a livelihood opportunity to the tribal farmers. Under the Goat farming 40 tribal farmers were selected from 8 adopted villages of KVK, Adilabad by Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques. Every farmer was given 2 goats with a worth of Rs. 8000 and few supplementary medicines and vacancies were also supplied. The net value created under goat farming in 4 years from 2013 to 2017 is Rs. 20, 75,000 and the number of goats is 415. It is also found suitable from the point of employment generation per unit utilization of resources. Further, it also created regular subsidiary income, goat milk for family consumption and farm yard manure for soil fertility.

Keywords:
Goat farming, sustainable income, livelihood

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Kumar, Y. P., Poshadri, A., Palthiya, R., Charan, G. S., & Pavan, K. (2018). Livelihood Security of Tribal Farmers in Adilabad District through Goat Farming. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 23(4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJAEES/2018/40518
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