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Inputs Used in Modern Variety(MV) Paddy Farming and Household Income : A Comparative Study of Rice-prawn Gher and Year-round MV Paddy Farming System in Bangladesh

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Title: Inputs Used in Modern Variety(MV) Paddy Farming and Household Income : A Comparative Study of Rice-prawn Gher and Year-round MV Paddy Farming System in Bangladesh
Authors: Barmon, Basanta Kumar Browse this author
Kondo, Takumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Osanami, Fumio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2008
Publisher: 北海道大学大学院農学研究院
Journal Title: 北海道大学農經論叢
Journal Title(alt): The Nokei Ronso : The Review of Agricultural Economics Hokkaido University
Volume: 63
Start Page: 1
End Page: 18
Abstract: The present study attempts to examine the main inputs used in terms of volume and costs, such as irrigation, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and land plowing, for MV paddy production in rice-prawn and year-round MV paddy farming systems in Bangladesh. The study also aims to estimate the farmers’household income per capita and compare it with the average household income per capita among the people of Bangladesh. Ninety rice-prawn gher farmers from the village of Bilpabla in the Khulna district, and 100 year-round MV paddy farmers from the village of Chanchra in the Jessore district were randomly selected. The findings indicate that relatively less chemical fertilizers are used per unit in MV paddy production compared with the year-round MV paddy production. Similarly, the per unit irrigation costs and land plowing costs were also lower in MV paddy production under the rice-prawn gher farming system compared with the year-round MV paddy farming in Bangladesh. Even though the per unit yields of MV paddy under the gher farming system was higher in comparison with the year-round MV paddy farming. The gher farming system has also created a demand for more labor, both for temporarily hired workers and family members. Farmers in the rice-prawn gher-farming village have gained more agricultural income as well as household income compared with those of the year-round MV paddy farming system in Bangladesh. Thus it could be concluded that the technologically advanced rice-prawn gher farming system is a more factor-intensive farming system compared with the year-round MV paddy farming in Bangladesh.
Type: bulletin (article)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/33829
Appears in Collections:北海道大学農經論叢 = The Review of the Society of Agricultural Economics > 第63集

Submitter: 長南 史男

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