Sociological Analysis Of Family Farming As A Sustainable Developmental Approach In District Sheikhupura, Pakistan

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Hira Murtaza , Zakir Hussain , Muhammad Naeem , Sobia Gulshan & Javaria Khan


Family farming is represented by a family group of producers who produce for their own livelihood. From a sociological perspective; the family farm is associated with family values such as solidarity, unity, and dedication. From an economic perspective, the family farm is associated with entrepreneurial skills, choice, risk, and individual achievement. In Punjab, Pakistan, where agriculture is the lifeline of the country's economy, family collaboration in farming and family farming are associated with traditional social organizations. The current research was conducted on the socioeconomic status of family farmers and the issues they faced. Farmers in the district of Sheikhupura was make up the universe of the present study. The respondents were selected by using simple random sampling technique.  At the first stage one tehsil (Sheikhupura) out of four Tehsils were selected by using simple random sampling technique. At the second stage three villages Dera Fakhurdin Kharianwala, Chicho Ki Malyan, Nawan Kot Bhikhi were selected randomly from selected tehsil. The study was conducted in rural areas of district Sheikhupura. The sample size of one hundred and eighty was selected by using simple random technique. The women were interviewed by taking women from each selected household, 60 women from each selected villages. Interviewing schedule was designed as a data collection tool and collected data were analyzed by using chi-square test and Gamma statistical techniques, statistical package for social sciences SPSS. The major findings of the study are following: The findings regarding the tenancy status of the respondents showed that a good percentage (46.1%) of the respondents were cultivating their own land. Most of the respondents 64.8 percent admit that family farmers help to establish a better supply chain for their products With the statement of family help or not, a great majority (70%) of the respondents agree that they share different ideas.48.9% of the respondents were agreed with the statement they provide unpaid labour. The study reveals that family farming facilitate in social activities. Main findings shows that majority (64.4%) of the respondents were agree that family help to Biraderi by taking proposal. Majority 63.9% of the respondents were agreed with the statement they share their dairy products.

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