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Type Journal Article - Agriculture for Sustainable Development
Title Land utilization pattern and risk orientation involved in intigrated farming system in Tripura State
Volume 3
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 8-13
India is the second populous country of the world where declining GDP, contracting average land holding etc
are throwing threats in front of the small and marginal farmers of the country which constitute more than 80
percent. It is imperative to develop strategies and agricultural technologies that enable adequate employment
and income generation for the farming community. In this context, Integrated farming system (IFS) is more
valuable which is a sustainable alternative to commercial farming systems with the objective of reversing
resource degradation and stabilizing farm incomes. A study was conducted in North-eastern state Tripura
(both plain and hilly districts) to have a look on land utilization pattern followed by the farmers and risk
orientation associated with the IFS, for that total 100 farm families considered and the results says that there
were difference among the respondents of plain and hilly region in allocating their cultivable land for
different components under IFS, as in plain dairy and fishery were more useful whereas in hilly, piggery were
successful other than the crop and horticulture. According to classification of respondents as per their risk
orientation, 38 percent had low and 22 percent respondents had high risk orientation from plain and hilly
region respectively and respondents of both the region has expressed ‘A farmer should grow large number of
crops to avoid higher risk involved in one or two crops’ (80 % respondents were agree in both the
region).Based on the study it has recommended that there is need to make the respondents more responsive
enough about location specific different technological know-how.

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