Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Benefits and constraints as perceived by rural women in backyard poultry farming in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh
Rita Bharti, MP Sagar, Deepa Singh and Maina Kumari
This study was conducted with the objective to identify the benefits and constraints of backyard poultry rearing as, perceived by selected 80 rural women of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The result revealed that extra source of income was perceived as the major benefits of backyard poultry farming by 92.5 percent backyard poultry rearing rural women with rank first, followed by minimum investment (87.5%) rank second, easy to selling of egg and meat (81.25%) rank third, high price of eggs and meat (75.50%), nutrition for family (48.75%), easy to care of birds (43.75%) and early return (41.25%). In above finding, it is concluded that backyard poultry rearing rural women should be acquainted with the new technologies as well as the recommended package of practices to maximize the productivity and hatchability. Consequently these would be increase in the income. As for as constraints of backyard poultry are concerned attack by predators was the major constraint reported by 92.5 percent (rank I) rural women, followed by complains by neighbours (88.75%, II rank), spoilage of egg in summer (63.75%, III rank), unstable price (60.00%, IV rank), lack of breeding stock (52.5%, V rank) low productivity (43.75%), low hatchability (41.25%), lack of protection against diseases (41.25%), lack of adequate scavenging land and lack of family support. Predators are highly devastating factor to the backyard poultry in villages, at initial stage, so care should be taken at this stage.
How to cite this article:
Rita Bharti, MP Sagar, Deepa Singh, Maina Kumari. Benefits and constraints as perceived by rural women in backyard poultry farming in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):189-191.