Assessment of the profitability and productivity of Jute-T Aman-Maize cropping pattern at char land in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh

Profitability of cropping pattern at char land

Authors

  • Reema Ashrafi Senior Scientific Officer, Planning and Development Section, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh-2202
  • Kabir Uddin Ahmed Chief Scientific Officer, Planning and Evaluation Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka
  • Mahbubur Rahman Khan Senior Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh-2202
  • ASM Mahbubur Rahman Khan Retired Chief Scientific Officer and Farming Systems Expert, NATP-2, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v20i2.63571

Keywords:

Bangladesh, Char land, Cropping pattern, Flood, Income, Rabi, Submergence

Abstract

People living in the char land area are considered the most disadvantaged group of people in Bangladesh. Considering the situation, a study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of increasing income of char dwellers by following profitable cropping pattern. The treatments were CP1 (Farmers’ practice cropping pattern): Grass pea (BARI Khesari- 1)-Jute (var. JRO 524)-T. Aman (var. Swarna) and CP2 (Altered cropping pattern): Maize (var. Hybrid 981)-Jute (var. JRO 524)-T. Aman (var. Binadhan-11). A randomized complete block design with six dispersed replications was followed in this experiment. It was observed that the altered cropping pattern (CP2) produced higher rice equivalent yield (avg. 25.47 t ha-1), production efficiency (78.61 kgha-1 day-1) and gross margin US$ 3056.58 ha-1 than those of the farmer’s practice cropping pattern (CP1) rice equivalent yield (12.97 t ha-1), production efficiency (40.40 kgha-1 day- 1) and gross margin (Tk. 79,950 ha-1). Gross margin increased by 206% in altered cropping pattern compared with the existing cropping pattern, revealing that rabi crop based cropping pattern including flood damage escaping rice varieties {Maize (var. Hybrid 981)-Jute (var. JRO 524)-T. Aman (var. Binadhan-11)} is appropriate for getting higher productivity and profitability by the poor char dwellers of Jamalpur district in Bangladesh.

SAARC J. Agric., 20(2): 121-131 (2022)

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Published

2022-12-29

How to Cite

Ashrafi, R. ., Ahmed, K. U. ., Khan, M. R. ., & Khan, A. M. R. . (2022). Assessment of the profitability and productivity of Jute-T Aman-Maize cropping pattern at char land in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh: Profitability of cropping pattern at char land. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 20(2), 121–131. https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v20i2.63571

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