Socio-Economic Status of Citrus Producers

Age is one of the major factors in determining the socio-economic status of citrus growers. Madia tribals in Gadichiroli district shown that 29 per cent of tribal farmers were in the age group of 35 to 45 years, followed by age group of 25 to 35 years i.e. 27.7 per cent (Dhanorkar, 1998). However Thoke (1999) in his study related to communication behavior of tribal farmers reported that only 11.84 per cent respondents were in young age group while 75 per cent and 13.16 per cent of respondents belonged to middle and old age-group respectively.

Jasudkar (2000) stated that a large proportion (54.30%) of tribal farmer beneficiaries were observed in middle (31-45 year) age group and 30.47 per cent of them were in the age group of 46 years and above, while remaining 15.23 percent of the tribal farmers were below 30 years of age group.

Gaikwad (2000) specified that around 60 per cent of tribal respondents were in middle age group (36 to 55 years) while 16.67 per cent were young age group i.e. below 35 years. Lakshmisha (2000) studied impact of cashew demonstrations on knowledge, adoption and yield levels of farmers in Dakshina Kannada district shown that half of the respondents belonged to middle age group, 27.

00 per cent of farmers belonged to group of young age and 23.00 per cent of the farmers belonged to old age group. A similar study was carried out on arecanut growers in Shimoga district which had 38.40 % growers to old age category of arecanut growers, 35.00 per cent of them were middle aged and 26.60 % of the arecanut growers belonged to young age group.

Vedamurthy (2002) studied management of area gardens and marketing design preferred by the arecanut farmers of Shimoga district in Karnataka stated that about 25.

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33 per cent of the arecanut growers are old aged, 40.00 per cent of them are middle aged and 34.66 per cent of the growers are in young age group. However similar study was conducted in Belgaum district which indicated that, majority.i.e. 53.30 per cent of the tomato growers belonged to middle age group. Shashidhar (2004) described that majority of the respondents fall in middle age group (48.33%) category followed by young age group (31.66%) and old age group i.e. 20.00 per cent.

Nagadev and Venkataramaiah (2007) while reviewing the characteristics of IPM of dry paddy farmers in Maharashtra state stated that the majority (66.00%) of farmers were middle aged, followed by old (19.33%) and young (14.67%) age, respectively. A study on knowledge levels of paddy growers about low cost crop cultivation technology in Bhandara district and showed that, 24.00 per cent, 38.67 per cent and 37.33 per cent of farmers belonged to up to 30 years, 36 to 50 years and 51 and above age group respectively (Khule et al, 2008). Ashok Kumar (2011) indicated in study on entrepreneurial qualities and adoption behavior of banana growers in Gulbarga district of Karnataka shown that majority of the respondents (60.83%) were in middle age category followed by 21.67 per cent and 17.50 per cent of respondents belonged to old age and young age categories respectively.

Eunice Cavane (2011) revealed in study that highlands of Machipanda and lowlands of Vanduzi in the Manica district on “Farmers’ Attitude and Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties and Chemical Fertilizers in Mozambique” and stated that 54.20 per cent, 31.70 per cent, 10.00 per cent, 4.20 per cent of farmers belonged to less than 40, 45 to 60, 61 to 75 and more than 76 years age groups respectively. Patel et al (2011) stated that study in Vadodara district of Gujarat state on knowledge level of Cotton growers about IPM technology and stated that 32.92 per cent of farmers belong to middle age groups. From the above information it could be incidental that majority of the farmers belonged to middle age category.

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