Economics Of Organic Rice Production
Keywords:B, C ratio, Cobb-Douglas function, cost, organic farming, rice, revenue
Interest on organic agriculture is growing gradually in Nepal and the development interventions are concentrated more on technology generation and extension. But analysis on its economic aspect is lacking far behind. In order to know the economic performance of organic farming in general and that of organic rice production in particular, a survey research was carried out in Chitwan in 2010. From the study, the average productivity of organic rice production was found 3.15 Mt/ha which is consistent higher than national average. Among the factor cost, labor cost was found to contribute highest in total cost of production while poultry manure cost, human labor cost and oil cake cast were found to be significant factors at (P value < 0.05) to contribute in total revenue. The B:C ratio of organic rice production was found to be 1.15.
The Journal of Agriculture and Environment Vol:12, Jun.2011, Page 97-103DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/aej.v12i0.7569