Asian Journal of Managerial Science (AJMS)
Floriculture as a Profession: Demographic Factors Affecting Floriculture Business in SikkimAuthor : Manjari Sharma and Shailendra Kumar
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 74-78
Over the past couple of years, great emphasis has been given to the floriculture sector in the state of Sikkim. It has a great impact in the lives of the local farmers and has been taken up as a profession by many in the state. It is not a great surprise that floriculture is rapidly rising up to become one of the biggest industries in the state as well as the entire country. Sikkim has also garnered a name for itself in the international front in the field of floriculture. Hence, this paper attempts to study the demographic factors that affect the farmers in Sikkim in choosing floriculture practice as their profession. Further, this paper is based on primary data collected within the state. The study explores the socio-demographic factors that anchor profession choices among farmers. For the purpose of this study, a questionnaire was used to collect data and response frequencies and corresponding percentages were calculated and analyzed.
Floriculture, Demographic Factors, Profession
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