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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Profile of the cashewnut growers

Raykar SS, Kadam JR, Sawant PA and Warwadekar SC
The present study was undertaken with the main objective to study the profile of the cashewnut growers. The study was conducted in two major cashewnut growing district of Konkan region of Maharashtra namely Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg district. In all 240 respondents were selected by using multi stage sampling techniques. The “Ex-Post-Facto” research design was used for conducting the study. The data were collected through the personal interview. The data collected were processed and statistically analyzed by using statistical technique like frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The analysis of data revealed that majority of the respondents (60.00 percent) was belonged to ‘middle’ age group while 54.58 percent of the cashewnut growers had obtained ‘secondary’ level of education. In case of family size, 67.50 percent of the respondents were belonged to ‘medium’ family size while 30.42 percent of the cashewnut growers were having ‘semi-medium’ area under cashewnut cultivation. The average annual income of the cashewnut growers was found to be Rs. 12.40 lakh and average number of cashewnut bearing trees was 560 trees. The average age of orchard was 18 years while average experience in cashewnut cultivation was 21 years. There was fair accessibility to cashewnut orchard. The majority of the cashewnut growers were having ‘medium’ level of market orientation, scientific orientation and information seeking behavior.
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How to cite this article:
Raykar SS, Kadam JR, Sawant PA, Warwadekar SC. Profile of the cashewnut growers. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):2392-2395.

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