A SWOT analysis of groundnut farm households: Evidence from Mirzapur District in India

Mosab I. Tabash1, Pawan Kumar Singh2, Rajiv Kumar Bhatt3 and Alok Kumar Pandey4
1Al Ain University, College of Business, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Patiala-147004 (Punjab), India
3Banaras Hindu University, Department of Economics, Varanasi-221005 (Uttar Pradesh), India
4Banaras Hindu University, Centre for Integrated Rural Development, Varanasi-221005 (Uttar Pradesh), India

Abstract

Tabash, M. I., Singh, P. K., Bhatt, R. K. & Pandey, A. K. (2021). A SWOT analysis of groundnut farm households: Evidence from Mirzapur District in India. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 27 (4), 656–666

In this study, SWOT analysis has been used to understand the safety precautions, cost-benefit measures, farmers’ skill, and few eco-friendly indicators. Generally, socio-economic characteristics of an agriculture farm community illustrate production, investment, educational status, farmers’ skill, their lifestyle, and the overall development scenario and prospects. To understand the status of these indicators a cross-sectional study was conducted in the Sikhar block of Mirzapur District, Uttar Pradesh, India. Data was collected through face to face interviews with the help of a pre-structured schedule. This work has found farmers’ awareness and application of herbicides are the major strengths in solving existing issues. Weaknesses include lack of latest information, skill in farms households, and inconsistencies in the application of a divergent range and scientific suggestions. Opportunities include alignment with farmers using strategies and existing tools with the application of herbicides as cost-effective and also helpful in reducing irrigation requirements. Threats consider that the application of herbicides to remove unwanted plants is one of the best and more effective but it should be applied in judicial form and farm households should have proper training and scientific recommendations about its application procedure. The present study will help in making strategies for farm households to improving decision-making to solve major issues, but also widely interpreting and communicating to select cost-effective methods. Policymakers should also be careful about weaknesses and it can be minimized by facilitating with proper infrastructure, awareness campaigns, interdisciplinary research, and institutional support to farm households.

Keywords: farm households; herbicides; SWOT analysis; India
JEL Classification: Q-12, Q-15, Q-16, Q-18

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