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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part L (2017)

Farmer’s profitability of maize cultivation at Rangpur district in the socio-economic context of Bangladesh: An empirical analysis

Farmer’s profitability of maize cultivation at Rangpur district in the socio-economic context of Bangladesh: An empirical analysis

Author(s)
Md. Masudul Hassan, Samira Islam Resmi, Mohammad Sarwar Hossain Islam and Monzur Mahmud Hossain
Abstract
A variety of crops are cultivated in this country which categorized into two-food crops and cash crops. Maize is being dealt as leading food crop in the world in addition to Bangladesh. This study was carried on to taking close together the cost of production and profitability of Maize producers at Rangpur district. Data was gathered from 60 farmers using simple random sampling method. The Maize farmers demonstrated individual differences of opinion in their socio-economic characteristics and unconditional majority of them belonged to young age category (20-35 years) having medium family size, illiterate, medium farm size (0.34- 1.0 acre), (1- 10 years) farming experience. The study additionally denominates that the large farmers were almost profitable likened to others. Main difficulty confronted by the Maize farmers were lower price of Maize during harvesting period, stealing of maize cob, lack of good quality seed, damage caused by insects and birds, higher price of inputs and lack of government intervention etc. Appropriate measures should be necessitated by Government to figure out this problem. The findings of the study will add fundamental economic data on the production practices of Maize. Ultimately it will be supportive to the planners and policy makers in formulating micro or macro level policy for the improvement of Maize production in the country.
Pages: 794-800  |  1157 Views  97 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Md. Masudul Hassan, Samira Islam Resmi, Mohammad Sarwar Hossain Islam, Monzur Mahmud Hossain. Farmer’s profitability of maize cultivation at Rangpur district in the socio-economic context of Bangladesh: An empirical analysis. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(4):794-800.
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