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A Study of Marginal Cardamom Farmers Livelihood and Occupational Pattern in Munnar District
Objective: The current study focuses on the livelihood and the occupational pattern of cardamom farmers in Munnar district. The livelihood of the people has been changed radically nowadays, due to globalization. The current study analyzes various perspectives of the livelihood of Cardamom farmers in Munnar because, the farmers who indulge in hill area cultivation have poor earnings, fund management, and suffer from seasonal problems. Methods/Analysis: The data have been collected by the interview method from 75 cardamom farmers is Munnar district. The simple random sampling method was followed by the researcher and the data was collected from them. The seventy five data collected from cardamom farmers of Munnar district have been analyzed by using SPSS software. Descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis were carried out. Findings: The major finding is out of 3 factors affecting the livelihood: occupational pattern issues, livelihood issues, saving pattern; income pattern from the occupational issues accepts the livelihood in greater manner. Applications/Improvements: The study will be an eye opener for the economist, government officials and social activist in enhancing the welfare measures of cardamom farmers.
Cultivation, Livelihood, Savings.
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