Measuring the Cost of Production and Return of Boro Paddy in Comilla District.

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2014; 3(4): 313-319
Published online September 20, 2014 ( doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20140304.24
ISSN: 2328-563X (Print); ISSN:2328-5648 (Online)

Evaluation and future options for hillock crop production system in Lalmai region of Bangladesh
Khokan Kumer Sarker1, Md. Ashraful Alam2, Mohammad Kamrul Hasan3,
Mohammad Raziul Hassan Mondol4

Irrigation and Water Management (IWM) Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, 1701, Bangladesh
Wheat Research Centre, BARI, Nashipur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, Bangladesh
Pulses Research Centre, Regional Agricultural Research Station, BARI,
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BCR of the cucumber, turmeric and long bean was observed almost similar. BCR of the existing cropping pattern per year in the study area was counted from the range of 1.43 to 1.95. BCR was found higher in the cropping pattern of fallow + bitter gourd + country bean than other existing cropping pattern of the study area. The lowest BCR was observed from the one crop per year.
Unit production cost of the potato was lowest as compared to other crops. Vegetable cultivation with relay cropping method is the most economical viable cropping pattern. The consecutive crops are country bean + bottle gourd and country bean + matos and BCR was found 2.29 and 1.96, respectively. Overhead tank system tubewell and rainwater harvesting systems could be provided at the hillock areas for irrigation in order to increase the crop productivity. Drought resistance crops and crops requiring light irrigation are suggested for crop production of the hillock region during winter season. However, proper implementation of the crop production system may help to bring the positive changes in the economy of the country.
Keywords: Hill Agriculture, Cropping Pattern, Relay Crops, Strategy Development

1. Introduction
Agriculture is the foundation of national economy.
Economic development means agricultural development (1).
Sustainable agriculture is the main aptitude and a necessary long term task of the world agriculture.

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