IJBSAT 2018 Volume 9 Issue 2

International Journal of BioSciences, Agriculture and Technology (IJBSAT) ISSN: 0975 - 4539

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Impact of Agricultural Livelihood Project on Livelihood Assets: A Study in Manmunai South West Divisional Secretariat Division of Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka 

Authors & Affiliation:
Kiruthiga Balachandran1 and Thivahary Geretharan2
1,2 Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Sustainable livelihood development project is a vital modern approach in fighting against poverty and reducing unemployment. An agricultural livelihood development project had been implemented in Manmunai South West Divisional Secretariat division of Batticaloa district during the period 2010 – 2015. The interventions were channeled through four programmes; “Family Development Plan”, “Goat farming”, “Cattle farming” and “Poultry farming”. A research was carried out with the objective to assess the impact of agricultural livelihood development project on livelihood assets of the project beneficiaries.  Structured questionnaires were administered to a random sample of 100 project beneficiaries through personal interview in selected five Grama Niladhari divisions. Data were analyzed using SPSS by employing frequencies and percentages.  The study indicates that the agricultural livelihood project had made medium level impact on livelihood assets of the project beneficiaries in the study area. Further, most of the project beneficiaries belong to impact category range of medium to high level impacts. As such, the project had made a positive impact on the livelihood assets of project beneficiaries in the study area. 

Key words: financial capital, human capital, natural capital, physical capital, project beneficiaries

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