GENDER DIMENSIONS IN MIXED FARMING AMONG THE MEMBERS OF SELECTED MILK COOPERATIVES IN KERALA*

Article Id: ARCC2235 | Page : 142-145
Citation :- GENDER DIMENSIONS IN MIXED FARMING AMONG THE MEMBERS OF SELECTED MILK COOPERATIVES IN KERALA*.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2009.(28):142-145
M.R. Subhadra, K.A. Suresh1 and P. Reeja George
Address : Department of Veterinary and A.H Extension, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680 651, India.

Abstract

The study was focused in Thrissur and Palakkad districts of Kerala with the objective of
examining the dimensions of gender in farming activities in terms of type and volume of work
undertaken, role in decision making and pattern of time use by men and women in farm and
family. Sample size was 300 farmer members apportioned equally among the coastal, plain and
high range regions of the selected districts. In the independent decision making men dominated
in all production, marketing and household activities. In the work participation men dominated
in crop activities and women in dairying and household. Men and women in general allotted 8
hours for productive work but work of women continued at home. The most welcome change
was that in the decision making, regarding production, marketing and household affairs joint
decision of men and women was getting increasing importance.

Keywords

Gender dimensions Mixed farming Milk cooperatives.

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