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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1335) Last page : (1339)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5681

Dietary Pattern of Farm Women Enterpruners in Hassan District of Karnataka

M. Shivashankar* and M. L. Revanna
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065
*Corresponding Author E-mail: shivubrunda@gmail.com
Received: 9.11.2017  |  Revised: 15.12.2017   |  Accepted: 18.12.2017  


Multiple roles of women entrepreneurs, lack of experience in planning, lack of training in enterprise, followed by inadequate working capital, lack of adequate infrastructure, either no and less access to skilled laborers, lack of advertising and branding of the products, competition from branded products and lack of skills in sales promotion are the major planning, production and marketing problems faced by women entrepreneurs. The gap in women’s participation to world’s income is due to various social and personal constraints. Hence, an attempt was made to analyze the extent of involvement of farm women’s, their dietary pattern in Hassan district. With this background, the present study on “Dietary Pattern of Farm Women Enterpruner: A Study in Hassan District of Karnataka”. The present study was carried out to understand and analyze the dietary pattern of farm women Enterpruner involved in farm activities. The population was from lower middle class with agriculture being the major occupation. The study was conducted in Hassan district of Karnataka during the year 2014-15. Hassan district was purposively selected for the study. Farm women Enterpruner aged between 20-40 years, engaged in household chores from agricultural families were selected by purposive random sampling (N=300). Respondents were consuming more cereals (107%) when compared to other food groups and it is more than RDA. The probable reason may be their cropping pattern and food habit of the respondents in the study area. The consumption of pulses (76.13%), Sugar and Jaggary (87.10%), fish and flesh foods (42.36%), fats and oils (76.40%) were fairly good. The mean intake of protein (41.18 g), fat (18.56g), fibre (23.08g), calcium (730.50 mg), iron (12.24mg), β carotene (1821.61 µg) and vitamin C (26.15 mg).

Key words: Sugar, Jaggary, Protein, Enterpruner, Women

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Cite this article: Shivashankar, M. and Revanna, M.L., Dietary Pattern of Farm Women Enterpruners in Hassan District of Karnataka, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1335-1339 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5681