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Identification of Determinants of Choice of Preferences in Attappadi Tribal Farmers for Alternative Livestock Enterprises

Nisha, A., N. Vimal Rajkumar, N. Kumaravelu, T. Senthilkumar, Amal Sasi.


The present study was conducted purposively during November 2018 to March 2019 in Attappadi block of Palakkad district in Kerala as this is one among the largest tribal settlements of Kerala with considerable livestock population. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The sample comprised of 120 tribal livestock farmers as respondents (n=120) were selected with the aid of key informants. The respondents belonged to three different tribal communities viz., Irulas (92.5 %),Mudugas (5.83 %) and Kurumbas (1.67 %).The data showed that majority of the respondents had low herd size unit (

Key words: Alternative Enterprises, Choice of Preferences, Livestock, Scientific Practices, Tribal Farmers

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