Multiseed Farming Technique: A Panacea for Food Insecurity Among Tribes in Kerala


  • P. K. Sujathan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, KKTM Government College, Pullut, Kodungallur, Thrissur(Dt), Kerala.
  • Prasad M.G Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, R.G.M Government College, Attappady, Palakkad (Dt), Kerala.



Multiseed Farming Technique, MSFT, Food Security, Tribes, Kerala.


This paper analyses the impact and implications of the traditional multiseed farming technique (MSFT) among tribes on their food security in the Attappady block of Kerala State. Using the definition of food security by the United States Department of Agriculture, the study corroborated that the problem of ‘Very Low Food Security’ is persistent among such tribes not engaged in MSFT. The paper makes a strong pitch for the government to overhaul the extant schemes and play the role of a facilitator to enable all tribes to engage in MSFT which is a panacea towards accomplishing food security among them.


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Sujathan, P. K., & M.G, P. (2023). Multiseed Farming Technique: A Panacea for Food Insecurity Among Tribes in Kerala. Journal of Rural Development, 41(3), 340–356.

Author Biography

P. K. Sujathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, KKTM Government College, Pullut, Kodungallur, Thrissur(Dt), Kerala.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Economics

Government Victoria College

Palakkad district



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