Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
June 2014 Vol. 3(6): pp. 175-178
Copyright © 2014 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Livestock insurance: Still a distant dream for tribal communities of Koraput tract, Odisha, India

Chaudhury Shripati Mishra

 

Co-Principal Investigator, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha India, 764002

Email: csmishra2009@gmail.com

Accepted 26 June, 2014

 

Abstract

The aim of the study is to chronicle the challenges and suggest amendments in policies associated with planning, promotion, implementation and adoption of livestock insurance in tribal communities of Koraput tract in the Eastern Ghat mountain range, India. Two hundred tribal households in six villages belonging toKandha, Penthia and Poraja communities were selected for the study employing methodologies such as focus group discussion and a structured questionnaire. The findings revealed the inefficient approaches followed in risk mitigation planning for animal husbandry activities involving small and marginal farmers in India. The findings also highlighted the absence of national level planning for encompassing the climate resilient indigenous breeds of cattle under livestock insurance. Lack of insurance coverage for unorganised backyard poultry farming, supporting livelihood of small and marginal farmers, was identified as a challenge for sustainable integrated farming. Policy recommendations were devised in consultation with tribal farmers for promotion and adoption of livestock insurance in tribal communities. These recommendations comprised social, financial and policy advocacy initiatives for a holistic approach towards risk management. Innovative solutions suggested by tribal farmers such as employment of advanced information and communication tools for accessing technical guidance of veterinarians reflected the need and the willingness of the agrarian communities to adopt sustainable animal husbandry practices. A comprehensive plan in participatory mode with the tribal communities was developed to promote food and nutritional security through sustainable agriculture in the hilly terrains of Koraput tract.

Keywords: Livestock insurance, tribal farmer, policy, risk management.

 

 

Related Articles


Original Research Article
Ibrahim Musa Jaro and Abdulhamed Adamu Ibrahim
The accessibility problems of primary health care to rural people in Jigawa State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. September 2012 Vol: 1(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (152 KB)
Review
Vigna Oza and Priyanka Nair
Introspection of parents – teachers’ partnership in educational achievement
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. January 2013 Vol: 2(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (192 KB)
Original Research Article
Kwamina E. Banson
Food Safety and Consumer Perception to Irradiated Food Products in Ghana
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. September 2015 Vol: 4(9): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (199 KB)
Review
Seyed Mohsen Mirhosseini
Evolution of containment policy (the policy of Clinton’s administration - Clinton’s doctrine) in the Persian Gulf
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. October 2013 Vol: 2(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (122 KB)
Original Research Article
Tchalim Tom-Irazou
Identifying Opportunities in Togo’s Agriculture: Case of the Savannah Region
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. July 2015 Vol: 4(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (165 KB)
Review
Mwinyikione Mwinyihija and William Quiesenberry
Review of the challenges towards value addition of the leather sector in Africa
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. November 2013 Vol: 2(11): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (451 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Chaudhury Shripati Mishra on Google Scholar
Chaudhury Shripati Mishra on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 2286
Printed 382
Downloaded 695
Powered By iPortal Works