Floating Agriculture Case Study

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Evaluation of Economic Performance of Floating Agricultural Practices: A Case of South-western Region of Bangladesh ABSTRACT M.E.HAQUE1, M.S.I. AFRAD2, M.Z. HOQUE3 and M.N.ISLAM4 1&2 Professor, 3Assistant Professor and 4PhD Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Corresponding author: Muhammad Ziaul Hoque, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, BSMRAU, Email: mziahoque.aer@bsmrau.edu.bd The floating agriculture has very much popularity at the southern part of Bangladesh as it is considered as unique means of income generation. It is an indigenous practice of wetland utilization. In the context of increased vulnerabilities due to climate change people of the submerged area have been adopted floating agriculture. The study was conducted to measure the status and determinants of profitability of floating agricultural practices in Barisal and…show more content…
BCR= (Gross Return)/(Total cost) - - - - - - - - - - - (1) Per unit area income from floating agriculture of the respondent was determined by determining the respondent’s per decimal income in taka from floating agriculture in a season. Per unit area income = (Total income from floating agriculture in a season)/(Total floating land in decimal) - - - - - - - (2) A regression equation was developed by using collected data to find out the factors influencing unit area income of floating agriculture. Selected socio-economic characters were considered as influencing factors. Influence of each factor was analyzed in percentage. The analysis was done by determining the difference between R2 of regression equation containing all factors and regression equation containing focused

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