Tuber crops: Production and utilization in Uttara Kannada district
Sanjana N Joshi, Veena S Jadhav and Dr. Ramachandra Naik
Tuber crops are the underutilized crops and are the third important food crops after cereals and legumes. In Karnataka, Western Ghats region including Sirsi, Joida and Yallapura talukas of Uttara Kannada district and Mysore district are a treasure trove for these tuber crops. More than twenty types of tubers are cultivated in Western Ghats region of Karnataka. The study aims to know the utilization and production of different tuber crops grown in Joida. The study was conducted in Uttara Kannada district of Joida during 2019-20. For this study, thirty farmers who were cultivating tuber crops were randomly selected as samples. Survey was carried out with a help of self-structured interview schedule to elicit the required information from the respondents. The data were collected by personal interview method and tabulated. For analysis of data, frequency, percentage and garret ranking technique was used. The study shows that, majority of the respondents were females and belong to middle age group and having small area for tuber cultivation. Around nineteen different tubers were growing by tuber growers in Joida and using these tubers for medicinal benefits. Major constraint facing by tuber growers was lack of awareness about availability of different tubers among consumers. Hence, it is necessary to create awareness about tuber crops among consumers through exhibitions and tuber mela in every district of Karnataka.
How to cite this article:
Sanjana N Joshi, Veena S Jadhav and Dr. Ramachandra Naik. Tuber crops: Production and utilization in Uttara Kannada district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1175-1178.