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Title: Factors determining the suitability of traditional dairy practices
Authors: Saha, A
Mukhopadhyay, SB
Gupta, D Das
Keywords: Traditional knowledge
Traditional dairy practices
Ethnotherapies
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A01J
Abstract: The study was conducted in purposively selected Birbhum district of West Bengal. Multistage stratified sampling was applied for selection of blocks (2), villages (4) and farmers (120) from selected villages. The villages located within the area of selected Milk Cooperative Societies were clubbed together and termed as Area I, and other two villages, located beyond the area of Milk Cooperative Societies were grouped as Area II. In the 1st phase of data collection, Snow-ball sampling technique was adopted in the selected villages for collection and documentation of IK. In the second phase, all the dairy farmers in the selected villages formed the universe of study. Farmers were selected randomly from each of the selected villages making a total of 120 farmers. Profile of the dairy farmers was quantified with the help of a structured interview schedule and variables were analysed by using mean and standard deviation. For the measurement of factors determining the suitability of IK, a list of various factors was prepared in consultation with the farmers and extensionists of the concerned department of the University followed by scoring and ranking methods. Sign test was used to see if there was a difference between the two areas under study regarding determination of suitability of IK with respect to various factors. It was evident that ‘seasonal availability of plants and other ingredients’ has got the first rank in Area I and ‘efficacy of ethno therapies for infectious epidemic diseases’ was ranked first in Area II.
Page(s): 321-325
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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