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Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (2019)

Adoption of Improved Small Ruminant Practices by the Pastoralists of Jammu and Kashmir State

Khandi, Shafkat Ahmad

Titre : Adoption of Improved Small Ruminant Practices by the Pastoralists of Jammu and Kashmir State

Auteur : Khandi, Shafkat Ahmad

Université de soutenance : Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2019

Résumé partiel
There are nearly 200 million pastoralists in the world generating income, where conventional farming is limited or not possible. Pastoralists are the people who derive more than 50 percent of their income from livestock and over 90 percent of animal consumption from natural pasture or browse. Pastoralists mainly depend on three resources livestock, pasture and water and for this purpose they migrate and this is the only way for they can survive and sustain the ecological balance of nature. The pastoralists in Jammu and Kashmir still follow their traditional occupation of rearing animals and their condition has still remained unchanged. In this context a study was conducted in the Jammu and Kashmir state entitled “Adoption of Improved Small Ruminant Practices by the Pastoralists of Jammu and Kashmir State” with a view to document the knowledge and adoption of improved small ruminant practices. The data was collected from 400 pastoralists belonging to Kathua, Jammu, Anantnag and Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir with the help of structured interview schedule containing selected dependent and independent variables, through personal interview technique. Majority of the pastoralists were middle aged, having poor education, engaged in caste occupation and were having marginal landholding and possessed medium herd size of 58 small animals. Further, most of the respondents had medium family size, with average of 6 family members. The social participation and mass media exposure of majority of the respondents were medium. They had poor extension contact. The income of the majority of respondents from livestock rearing was ` 59290 per year and were having 31 years of average experience in livestock rearing. Pastoralists fared well in terms of economic motivation. However, majority had semi-nomadic pastoral system

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