ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROFITABILITY OF AROMATIC AND FINE RICE PRODUCTION IN BANGLADESH

The study was undertaken to evaluate the economic and financial profitability of aromatic and fine rice production, using both primary and secondary data. Forty farmers who cultivated both Kataribhog and Chinigura, and fifteen farmers each producing Pajam and Nizershail were selected from Dinajpur district. For the Kalijira variety, thirty farmers were selected from Sherpur district. Among the aromatic and fine rice varieties Pajam had the maximum per hectare yield. But net returns per hectare for the aromatic varieties were higher due to the higher market prices and less production cost of the varieties. Domestic Resource Cost (DRC) ratios showed that Bangladesh had comparative advantage in the production of aromatic and fine rice both from the point of view of export and import substitution, except the Nizershail variety which was marginally unprofitable under export proposition. The study also identified some problems faced by the farmers in producing aromatic and fine rice. Finally, some policy guidelines were suggested.


Issue Date:
Dec 31 2002
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/201455
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 25, Number 2
Page range:
103-113
Total Pages:
11
Series Statement:
XXV
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