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Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Women Dairy Farmers of Kerala State- A Socio-Personal Analysis

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management

Volume 6 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: P. Reeja George, T. T. Ranganathan | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

A study was conducted among 153 women dairy farmers of three districts of Kerala with the objectives of studying the socio-personal profile of women dairy farmers of Kerala state, to identify potential areas for intervention and design of appropriate strategies with a view to improving entrepreneurial traits specifically among women in this sector. Just over one-third (35.30%) of the respondents with one cow unit had low level of education while only 15.68 percent of women with two cow units and 9.80 percent of women with more than two cow units fell in this group. Most of the women in all the three categories had medium level of education (64.05%). Very few women (9.80%) with one cow unit had high level of education. More than half of the women dairy farmers had received trainings. Among women dairy farmers with one cow unit, however more than half had not received any trainings. Nearly 60 percent of those with two cows had received trainings while among respondents with more than two cows the corresponding figure was 68.63 percent. Most of the farm women fell in the two categories up to 50 cents and 51 cents to one acre. Just 5.88 percent of the respondents had land holding above two acres while slightly over 12 percent had land holdings between 1.1 acres and 2 acres. None of the women with one cow unit had land holding above two acres while 7.84 percent of those with two cow units and nearly one tenth of women with more than two cows fell in this category. Nearly half of the respondents (50.98%) with one cow unit had medium level of social participation while the remaining half were nearly equally distributed among the low (25.49%) and high (23.53%) social participation levels. More than half of the women with two cow units (56.86 %) had medium social participation while 27.45 percent and 15.69 percent had high and low social participation respectively.

Keywords: Women Dairy Farmers, Entrepreneurship, Socio-Personal Variables

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