Comparative profitability of sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya and pineapple-banana-arum cultivation in Tangail District of Bangladesh

Relative profitability of pineapple inter-crops

Authors

  • Sadia Sharmin Hoque Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • M. Harun-Ar Rashid Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • Sajia Sharmin Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh

Keywords:

Sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya, pineappl e-banana-arum, comparative profitability, Bangladesh

Abstract

The focus of the study was to evaluate the comparative profitability of sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya and pineapple-banana-arum cultivation at Madhupur and Ghatail Upazilas of Tangail district in Bangladesh. Data from 90 randomly selected farmers, 30 each from sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya and pineapple-banana-arum categories, were collected through face-to-face interview using a set of pre-tested questionnaires. Profitability analysis was used to estimate the comparative profitability and Cobb-Douglas type production function technique was used to identify the factors influencing gross return. The major findings of the study revealed that sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya and pineapple-banana-arum cultivation in the study areas were profitable, among which, pineapple-papaya cultivation was relatively more profitable than the two other patterns. It was evident from Cobb-Douglas type production function that seed, human labour, fertilizer, insecticide, power tiller, and manure had a significant impact on gross return from sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya, pineapple-banana-arum production.

J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 17(2): 236–243, June 2019

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2019-06-28

How to Cite

Hoque, S. S., Rashid, M. H.-A., & Sharmin, S. (2019). Comparative profitability of sole pineapple, pineapple-papaya and pineapple-banana-arum cultivation in Tangail District of Bangladesh: Relative profitability of pineapple inter-crops. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 17(2), 236–243. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JBAU/article/view/41988

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Economics and Rural Sociology