A COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BR-28, BR-29 AND HYBRID HIRA RICE PRODUCTION IN SELECTED AREAS OF KURIGRAM DISTRICT
B Banu, M A Khatun, M M Rahman, F A Mila and M N Khatun
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 273-278
This study was designed to determine the costs, returns and relative profitability of BR-28, BR-29 and Hybrid Hira rice production. A total of 90 farmers out of which 30 producing each were selected randomly from three villages of Nageswari Upazila of Kurigram district in Bangladesh. It revealed that cultivation of BR-28, BR-29 and Hybrid Hira was a profitable business from the viewpoint of farmers. Analysis of costs and returns showed that variable cost was found to be higher for BR-28 variety. The return per hectare above variable cost for BR-28 was found Tk 44764.26 while for BR-29 and Hybrid Hira variety, it was Tk 53290.24 and 64305.62, respectively. Total cost per hectare for BR-28 was Tk 92635.04 and for BR-29 and for Hybrid Hira variety, it was Tk 92464.07 and 86160.81, respectively. Return above total cost for Hybrid Hira was found higher than BR-28 and BR-29 varieties. Therefore, production of Hybrid Hira was found more profitable compared to BR-28 and BR-29. It was observed from Cobb-Douglas production function that most of the included variables had significant impact on rice production. The study also identified some problems faced by the farmers and they were more severe for the production of Hybrid Hira variety compared to HYV’s BR-28 and BR-29 varieties. The study, therefore, suggests for taking some measures to solve the problems in order to expand production of selected rice varieties in the study areas as well as other parts of the country.
Rice, production costs, returns, profitability
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B Banu, M A Khatun, M M Rahman, F A Mila and M N Khatun. 2014. A COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BR-28, BR-29 AND HYBRID HIRA RICE PRODUCTION IN SELECTED AREAS OF KURIGRAM DISTRICT, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 1(2): 273-278.