Remittance and investment of Tea small holders in Uva region

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dc.contributor.author Wijayalathge, W. C. S.
dc.contributor.author Dharmadasa, R.A.P.I.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-17T07:05:41Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-17T07:05:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481088
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/8369/14-TEA-Remittance%20and%20investment%20of%20Tea%20small%20holders%20in%20Uva%20region%20.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Labor shortage is a current problem facing by tea small holding sector. The predominant reason for that is migration of workers from out of farming. These migrants send remittance to their households. Societal perception about labor migration is that it has a negative impact on the sustainability of the tea small holding sector. But, there might be some positive impacts from remittance gained by the migrants especially as investments on tea lands. Hence, it is very much important to understand the ability to compensate the labor shortage by the remittance sent by the migrants. According to Chen (2004), Migrants are defined as those who lived away from their families for migratory work for no less than one month.As well as Migrant familiesspecifically refer to those rural families in which at least one family member is identified as migrant.Money and goods that are transmitted to households back home by people who working away from their origin community (Adams, 1989). Methodology The population of the research was the total tea small holders in Uva region. There are 16 TI ranges under 3 main sub offices in Uva region. (Annual Report 2012, Tea Small Holding Development Authority). Multistage sampling method was used for the selection of the tea small holder’s household units. There are three sub offices in Uva region as Haliela, Bandarawela, Welimada. There are six ranges of Haliela sub office, six ranges of Bandarawela sub office and four ranges of Welimada sub office. Three ranges each from Haliela and Bandarawela sub offices and two ranges from Walimada range were randomly selected. 100 Tea small holders were randomly selected from these 8 TI ranges. Primary data were collected from the farmers while they were interviewed at their field or their residences. Productive investment for tea land was the dependent variable of this study. It was measured calculating all the expenses for tea land within past twelve months. The expenditure for, Buying new tea land, Infilling the tea land, Fertilizer application, Soil conservationmeasures, Shade tree management, Pest and disease management , Within last twelve months. Household characteristics, characteristics of household head and socio economics characteristics were used as independent variables. There are thirteen independent variables as Age of house hold head, Education Level of household head, Tea cultivated land extent, Number of children, Income from Tea land, Durable consumption, Non-durable consumption, Other Investment, Migration Dummy, Remittance, Income from Other Cultivation, Income from Job of household head, Number of family members. Data were analyzed by Using Stata software package. Descriptive statistical techniques were used to present the demographic features of the sample. Multiple linear regression analysis was worked out to find out the impact of remittance on productive investment of Tea small holders in Uva region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Export Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Tea Industrials en_US
dc.subject Tea Technology en_US
dc.subject Labour Migration en_US
dc.subject Labour Service en_US
dc.title Remittance and investment of Tea small holders in Uva region en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Symposium 2015 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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