Sustainable rural livelihood: The path to fight poverty

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Sophie L., Acharya, S. K. and Bhibuti Biswas
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Sustainable rural livelihood has been defined as a livelihood that comprises of the capabilities , assets (stores, resources, claims and access) and activities required for a means of living: A livelihood is sustainable than can cope with and recover from stress and shocks , maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets , and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for the next generation; and which contributes net benefits to other livelihoods at the local and global levels and in the short and long term. Food is still the single most important commodity in the urban consumer’s basket of goods and services, accounting for 55 percent of all expenditures. The volume of food intake in by an individual everyday is an indicator for assessing sustainable livelihood. With the rapid decrease of food availability per capita has been a serious concern towards attaining sustainable livelihood. It is concluded from the study that is the access to availability of food depends on yield performance, cropping intensity, holding size owned by the farmer. These all agro-economic variables have cumulatively amounted to higher access to food by the respondents. It has also found that two variables holding size(X9) and spacing(X11) have recorded a significant on regression impact on food intake value higher holding size means higher economic security and better purchase capability.

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