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Integrated Farming System Approach for Livelihood and Nutritional Empowerment of Tribal Farmers of Southern Rajasthan

Publisher: Indian Farming

The goal of attaining social equity and inclusive growth can’t be achieved without providing livelihood and nutritional security to the most vulnerable sections of the Indian population which consist of mostly scheduled tribes and scheduled caste. Ensuring equity, good quality of life and its sustainability and economic empowerment of the weaker section is an important policy goal of our development plans. The planning Commission has identified 150 disadvantaged districts largely inhabited by small and marginal farmers belonged to SC and ST community who have not yet reaped full benefits of recent advancement in agriculture science and technology. The socio-economic condition of the tribal farmers does not allow them to adopt any new production technology there by poor livelihood. The majority of the tribal farmers are marginal and small farmers. Integrated farming system research is a multi disciplinary holistic approach to solve the problems of small and marginal farmers. Small and marginal farmers are the core of the Indian agrarian rural economy constituting 80% of the total farming community but possessing only 36% of the total operational land holdings. The declining trend of per capita land availability poses a serious challenge to the sustainability and profitability of tribal farmers.

Author(s): Teekam Singh | Views(530)

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