Analyzing the Role of Goat Rearing for Livelihood Improvement

  • G. Nedumaran Professor, Department of Commerce, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M. Muthuveni Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Goat, Investments, Improvements, Analyzing, Livelihoods, Farming


The goat is an essential component of the dry land agricultural method and is also known as the “poor man’s cow” in India. On marginal or uneven terrain that is unsuited for other species like cows or buffalo, the goat is the best option. Small and marginal farmers can start goat farming, a lucrative industry, with very little investment. The objective of the current study was to ascertain whether the huge concentration of goat population was a factor in the decision to analyze the function of goat husbandry in improving livelihoods. Seven goat farmers were picked at random from each of the 16 villages in each of the district’s four blocks to make up the sample size of 50. Data were acquired utilizing a pre-tested interview schedule, and this study used an ex-post factor research technique. Regression, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, chi-square analysis, and descriptive statistics for frequency distribution were used to edit, tabulate, and analyze the gathered data.

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