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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (627) Last page : (632)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6235

Gender Analysis in Livestock Production - An Exploratory Study in Karnataka

Shreyansh, S. H.*, Pavithra, G. N.1, Pradeepkumar, S.2, Jagadeeswary, V. and Satyanarayan, K4.

*1&2M.V.Sc. Scholars, 3Associate Professor and 4Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Veterinary College Bengaluru
*Corresponding Author E-mail: shreyanshhosure@gmail.com
Received: 7.02.2018  |  Revised: 16.03.2018   |  Accepted: 20.03.2018  



The present study aimed at understanding the extent of participation of men and women in livestock management activities and gender disparities in different livestock activities. An exploratory research design was adopted for the study. Twenty farm women and twenty farm men were selected each from Bengaluru, Davangere and Belagavi district of Karnataka, thus a sample of 120 farmers were selected and interviewed. The result from the study revealed that, majority of farm women were involved in feeding the animals (90.00%) and cleaning the animal shed (88.33%), whereas majority of men farmers were involved in management of income generating activities like sale of milk (91.66%) and milch animal (90.00%). In case of decision making pattern, majority of women farmers were involved in health care of family (82.00%), but majority of men were involved in banking activities (92.00%). With respect to gender accessibility towards livestock activities, majority of men farmers were involved in cattle fair and krishimela (96.66%) and women farmers were involved in marketing livestock products (75.00%). In India, livestock production is largely in the hands of women. Besides considerable involvement and contribution of women, considerable gender inequalities do exist in Indian villages. Efforts are needed to increase the capacity of women to meet their strategic needs.

Key words: Gender, Livestock, Disparity, Karnataka.

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Cite this article: Shreyansh, S.H., Pavithra, G.N., Pradeepkumar, S., Jagadeeswary, V. and Satyanarayan, K., Gender Analysis in Livestock Production - An Exploratory Study in Karnataka, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 627-632 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6235

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