Experiencing the Factors of Tribal Women Involvement in Agriculture and Livestock Management

Tarun Kumar Das, K. Pradhan, C. Vara Prasad and Avishek Saha


In developing countries like India as the male members of the family frequently migrate to the other area in search
of alternative livelihood. In such a situation, the insight into tribal women involvement in livestock and agricultural
management has an enormous role for future policy implication. The study was conducted in two villages of West
Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. In the present study, the involvement index is considered as the predicted variable
and other eleven variables were considered as the predictor variables. Multistage, purposive and random sampling
procedures were followed for final respondent selection. Data were collected through personal interview method
in the designed structured interview schedule. Statistical measures like descriptive statistics, correlation coefficient
and regression coefficient have been used for data analysis. Result revealed that the independent variables namely
family type and age had higher consistency compared to others independent variables. It has also been found that
the variable social participation (X8) is positively and significantly associated with the dependent variable, women
involvement index. The R2 value being 0.115, it is to infer that the eleven predictor variables put together have
explained 11.5% variation embedded with the predicted variable, tribal women involvement index in agriculture
and livestock production.

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