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Rice-cum-fish Farming in Selected Areas of Mymensingh District



M. Shahidul Islam , S.M. Munzur Murshed , M. Moniruzzaman and M. Abdul Baree
 
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The study was conducted in three selected villages of Ditpur union under Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh district to determine the relative profitability of rice production with and without fish in rice-cum-fish farms. A stratified random sampling technique was followed. In total 60 farms were selected for the study. Gross cost of rice production with fish was Tk. 31702 ha -1 and without fish was Tk. 29121 ha -1 in rice-cum-fish farming. Cash expenses of rice production with and without fish were Tk. 14357 and 15219 ha -1, respectively. Net return above cash expenses of rice production with and without fish was Tk. 35160 and 19776 ha -1, respectively. Net return above full cost was Tk. 18670 and 5011 ha -1, respectively. So, rice production with fish was more profitable than without fish in rice-cum-fish farming. The study showed that lack of institutional credit, higher priced of inputs, lack of marketing knowledge regarding fish and rice cultivation, insufficient water in dry season, attack of diseases and theft of fish are the major problems facing the farmers. If these problems are immediately be solved, the yields of both rice and fish will possibly be increased tremendously.

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M. Shahidul Islam , S.M. Munzur Murshed , M. Moniruzzaman and M. Abdul Baree , 2002. Rice-cum-fish Farming in Selected Areas of Mymensingh District . Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 715-718.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2002.715.718

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2002.715.718

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