Chapter IV – Environmental and Social Impacts

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This section also summarizes the profile of the primary stakeholders interviewed during the IESA. The detailed site wise output is provided in the appendix B.
 
4.3.1    Profile of the farmers interviewed in Livestock market yard sites
The study covered 46 farmers in the five locations visited. It should be noted that in a few sites, farmers were not available in the market place (as the market functions only once a week). The team conducted group discussion with farmers in a nearby village (served by the market) and collected their socio-economic profile data from the participant livestock farmers.

General Profile of Livestock Farmers around Intervention sites

Parameters

Sub Parameters

% Respondent

Livestock Market Yard

  1. Land Holding

0-1 Ha

52%

1-2 Ha

35%

>2 Ha

13%

  1. Caste Profile

SC

35%

ST

13%

OBC

39%

General

13%

  1. Size of livestock holding

< five animals

65%

Between 5 to 10 animals

28%

> 10 animals

7%

  1. Livestock rearing as a occupation

Primary – full time

9%

Supplementary – part time

91%

 
The five most frequently stated problems related to livestock markets are:

  • Inadequate infrastructure (internal roads, cattle sheds, ramps etc) facilities in livestock market yard (75%)

  • Lack of transparency in pricing (60%)

  • Hygiene and sanitation facility in the market (45%)

  • Lack of quality assurance mechanism for livestock (40%)

  • Lack of auxiliary services at market (breeding, feeding, vet care) (25%)

 4.3.2    Profile of the farmers interviewed in AgriMart sites
The study covered 48 farmers across five sites through individual interviews. This section provides a brief description of their socio-economic profile. It is important to note that the sample is not intended to be statistically significant but to provide a general trend or characteristics of the participants in the program.

 More than 90% of the farmers (46 of the 48 interviewed) reported the Agri Mart for the specific crop should be located where that particular

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