Knowledge Level & Adoption Practices in Livelihood Generation of Small Animal Owners in Various Agro-Climatic Zones of West Bengal

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Arunasis Goswami
Sukanta Biswas

Abstract

Small Animal is an important asset of livelihood generation among pro-poor stakeholders in various agro-climatic Zone of West Bengal, India. In the study, one district from each agro-climatic zone was purposively selected. Out of 1178 GPs, 05% of 1178, i. e.,61 GPs were selected and all villages under 61 GPs i. e. 524 no's of villages have been taken into consideration for this study.  From each village two small livestock owners (sheep, goat & pig owners) i. e. 1048 no's of the sample population were selected. Data was collected through a pre-tested structured interview schedule and analyzed through various statistical methods. The study explored that, the majority of small animal owners were middle-aged, Male, married, Hindu, landless, middle-income group, and labor was the main occupation, not attended any skilled training and took self-decision for small animal farming in all zones. The majority had a medium level of adoption of improved A.H. practices in all Zones. Small animal farming should be encouraged for all types of people especially; Red Laterite, Hill, Terrain, and Coastal Zones are to be more emphasized for this farming.

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How to Cite
Goswami, A. ., & Biswas, S. (2022). Knowledge Level & Adoption Practices in Livelihood Generation of Small Animal Owners in Various Agro-Climatic Zones of West Bengal. International Journal of Livestock Research, 12(4), 17–24. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20201027074547

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