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

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

Abstract

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.

Keyword: Tribal women; Involvement pattern; Livestock management; Regression analysis; Alternative livelihoo

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