COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme-4: Advances in Social Management in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

Profitability of different combination IFS components adopted by SC/ST farmers

Manjula N and MD Yonus

Professor and University Head, Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 580005, Karnataka, India


The integration of farm enterprises has been suggested as the means for economic development of farmers. IFS seems to be answer to the problems of increasing food production and net farm income, improving nutritional status promoting natural resource management, sustainable use of land, water and soil. Keeping this concept in view the study was taken up with the objective to know the profitability of different IFS components adopted by SC/ST farmers and utilization of the income generated. The study was conducted in three purposively selected taluks of Dharwad district of Karnataka where IFS scheme for SC/ST was implemented from these taluks five villages were selected a total of 117 SC/ST beneficiaries were selected for the study adopting ex-post facto research design. The data was collected from 117 SC/ST beneficiaries with the help of structured, pre tested interview schedule. The data obtained was analyzed applying appropriate statistical procedures viz; frequency, percentage, correlation and regression. The results indicated that in dry land condition the IFS component which found to be highly profitable were Agri + Goat/ Sheep + Poultry + Agroforestry (95.72 %), followed by Agri + Goat/ Sheep + Poultry (94.87 %) and Agri + Goat+ Agroforestry (88.88 %). In case of gardenland condition IFS containing Horti + Sheep/Goat (91.45 %), Horti + Dairy + Vermicompost + Apiculture (89.74 %) and Horti + Agriculture (82.05 %). Cent percent of the SC/ST beneficiaries utilized the income generated from IFS for their livelihood security, family nutrition to meet their health expenses and to perform rituals/ festivals/family functions.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India