Socioeconomic Profile of Farm Based Agripreneurs in Sanga Reddy District of Telangana State, India
Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology,
Socioeconomic status is measurement of economic and social position of an individual in the society. It influences the accessibility to the resources, livelihood pattern, food and nutritional security. The research investigation was conducted in Zahirabad, Narayanakhed and Sanga reddy. Revenue divisions purposively based on the highest number of agripreneurs. Nine blocks were selected from each revenue division purposively, thus making up a total of 27 blocks with the objective to know the profile of agri-input based Agripreneurs. Sample size constituted 200 Agripreneurs. The respondents were interviewed with the help of a schedule designed for the study. The exploratory survey design was used for the present study. The analysis of data revealed that majority of the respondents were ‘middle age’ with ‘Graduation level’ education (40.05%), majority of the Farm based agripreneurs with ‘medium’ Socioeconomic status (80.00%), Source of information utilization(53.50%) and Extension agency contact (69.00%), had ‘medium’ value orientation(49.00%) and had ‘high coordinate ability (64.50%) and medium achievement motivation (71.00%) and medium risk taking behavior (74.00%) and medium innovativeness(57.50%) were observed. Hence these independent variables should be taken care of by the implementing agencies while selecting the beneficiaries for entrepreneurship development programmes and farmer-friendly policies.
- Socioeconomic status
- extension contact
- value orientation
- risk taking behavior
- achievement motivation
- source of information utilization
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