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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Cost-benefit analysis of specialised components in homegardens of Kerala

Author(s):
Sreelakshmi C and Allan Thomas
Abstract:
This research paper spotlights to delineate the cost-benefit analysis of specializations in home gardens involving a total of 90 respondents from Thiruvanthapuram district that comprised of 60 specialized home garden farmers and 30 Agricultural Officers. Commercial interest over years have transformed the subsistence production system, to a means of supplementary income generation system with the inclusion of various specializations such as aquaculture, floriculture, sericulture, animal husbandry thus making it unique, ever-evolving and holistic system. It was imperative to study the economics associated with specialized components to make the system more remunerative and sustainable. The benefit-cost ratio as perceived by the farmers undertaking specialisations at the time of data enumeration showed that ornamentals derived maximum profit (B: C ratio-3.44) followed by rubber (3.15), livestock –cow (2.76), fruit trees (2.4) and aquaculture (2.15).
Pages: 573-575  |  180 Views  37 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sreelakshmi C and Allan Thomas. Cost-benefit analysis of specialised components in homegardens of Kerala. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 573-575.
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