International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Determinants of crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu
Mohammed Ghouse L and Dr. S Nazreen Hassan
This paper analyzes the determinants of crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Knowing the determinants of crop diversification is important for improving agricultural production and for the well being of farmers. We studied about the determinants of crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu using the primary data. Non – Experimental Research design was used for this study purpose. A sample size of 120 respondents was fixed for the study purpose using proportionate random sampling technique. The respondents were asked to express the factors which influence the crop diversification. The information gathered from the respondents were analyzed and tabulated. Crop diversification is nothing but a shift in cropping pattern, shift from traditionally grown less benefit crops to more benefit crops to increase the income as well as agricultural sustainability. By this, farmer can grow variety of crops in a given area in order to increase the production and also to lessen the risk. Indian agriculture facing distress due to disparities in the income of the farmers and non-agricultural workers. Crop diversification can be used as a better strategy to achieve this goal and to reduce the disparities in income of the farmers and non-agricultural workers.