A multivariate analysis into the sustainability of farming by women groups
Publication Date : 26/08/2015
The investigation entitled “Indicators of sustainable agricultural development: A multi-variate analysis among self-help groups of “Kudumbashree Mission” in Thiruvananthapuram district” was conducted with the objective of critically analyzing the extent of attainment of the three pillars (indicators) of sustainable development, namely, economic development, social develop¬ment and environmental protection by the agricultural activities of the self-help groups under Kudumbashree Mission in the study area. The study warranted two categories of respondents. The first category was for studying the sustainability of Self-Help Groups (SHG) and it included 40 SHGs. The second category of respondents was for studying the profile characteristics and it consisted of 200 SHG-based farm women. The data was collected from the randomly selected respondents through a structured interview schedule after pre-testing. The salient finding of the study was that the sustainability of groups involved in farming in the study area was “Above Average”.