Socio-personal profile of farm women involved in post harvest activities of tomato in Kolar district of Karnataka
Jayalaxmi B Pawar, Surekha Sankangoudar and Venugopal CK
Women play a crucial role in managing homes and significantly contribute to agricultural production in rural parts of developing countries. Women handle more than 60% of the cutting, cleaning, grading, packing, manufacturing of bundles, etc. of vegetables. Women have a significant role in moving harvests from the field to the storage facility. Though agriculture is the main occupation taken up by farm women but value addition activities still needs more efforts to taken up as their income of a family, which needs skills and knowledge. Therefore the study was carried out to reveal the socio-personal characteristics of farm women involved in post harvest activities of tomato in Kolar district. The results pertaining to the age showed that majority of the tomato growers (91.67%) belonged to the middle age followed by old age and 70.00 percent of the respondents belonged to nuclear family; the respondents belonged to small families and medium families. More than half of the respondents (53.00%) were having less than five acre land holding. The results indicated that half of the respondents belonged to medium income level. About one third respondents had low social media participation, 40.00 percent had low organisational participation and 47.67 percent of the respondents had low extension contact. Usually training programmes organised top to bottom approach, so it should be made participatory and decentralised. The study revealed that respondent’s occupation was agriculture with medium participation in post harvest activities and least participation in value addition.
How to cite this article:
Jayalaxmi B Pawar, Surekha Sankangoudar and Venugopal CK. Socio-personal profile of farm women involved in post harvest activities of tomato in Kolar district of Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 1142-1144.