Livelihood analysis using wealth ranking tool of PRA

Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Venugopalan, R and Padmini, K (2008) Livelihood analysis using wealth ranking tool of PRA. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education, 8 (2 & 3). pp. 75-77.


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The present study was undertaken in Maroorpatti village in Namakkal district of Tamilnadu. From the results o/the livelihood analysis conducted/or the three different categories a/wealth ranking, it may be pointed out that with respect to the size of land holdings the rich farmer had double the size a/the medium and as such large as 10 times that the poor farmer. The rich farmer had an incomparably large number o/cattle with respect to his counterparts. While the rich farmer received monthly income from livestock, the medium farmer, who was thus classified solely by his agricultural land holdings, always expected his agricultural field to boost his monthly income. Furthermore, from the expenditure pal1ern observed, the rich farmer's were inclined to save nearly 35% of their monthly income, while the poor farmers were always in need of 25% loan to meet their monthly needs. As a consequence, the crises analysis indicated that the poor farmer as well as the medium farmer usually takes a loan of 40% towards meeting any calamities faced in their agricultural and livestock sectors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Livelihood analysis; wealth ranking tool; PRA
Subjects: Socio Economic and Extension
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 05:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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