International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Indicators of crop diversification
Mohammed Ghouse L, Dr. S. Nazreen Hassan, Dr. C. Karthikeyan
This paper analyzes the indicators of crop diversification in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Crop diversification is nothing more than a change in crop trends, moving from traditionally grown crops with fewer benefits to more benefit crops to improve income and sustainability in agriculture. Crop diversification can be used as a better strategy to cope with the risk that arises due to mono cropping. The State economy of Tamil Nadu is dependent on agriculture. It was found that, over the years the proportion of significant cereal crops such as paddy, groundnut and cholam has decreased.We studied about the indicators 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 using proportionate random sampling technique. It was found that out of twenty two variables selected for the study, the variable family size had contributed positively to crop diversification and significant at one per cent level of probability. Scientific orientation and Credit orientation had contributed positively to crop diversification and significant at five per cent level of probability.