Socio-economic characteristics of dairy and non-dairy households of chars of Northern Bangladesh

  • MF Islam Department of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary and Animals Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
  • MGS Alam Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • FY Bari Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • BF Zohara Department of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary and Animals Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
Keywords: Socio-economic, Northern Bangladesh, non-dairy

Abstract

Dairy and non-dairy households in chars in northern Bangladesh were compared. About 35% of dairy households earned money by selling milk along with labour. Dairy households owned more land than the non-dairy group. More dairy households (70%) had drinking water and 74% had sanitation facilities, while 49% and 44% non-dairy households had such facilities. The dairy households owned 3065 livestock, of which 946 were cattle; while non-dairy households owned 1915 livestock, including 17 cattle. Average daily income of each dairy household was 129 Taka (US$ 1 = Taka: 56.31), and for non-dairy household it was 109 Taka. Many dairy households had a bicycle (n = 54), radio (n = 59) and cell phone (n = 211), but fewer in the non-dairy had a bicycle (n = 8) and cell phone (n = 43). The livestock are living assets for the flood-prone households and source of daily income.

Bangl. vet. 2017. Vol. 34, No. 2, 52-60

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2018-12-30
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Islam, M., Alam, M., Bari, F., & Zohara, B. (2018). Socio-economic characteristics of dairy and non-dairy households of chars of Northern Bangladesh. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 34(2), 52-60. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v34i2.49888
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