VIABILITY OF SERICULTURE PROGRAMME OF BRAC: RESULTS OF A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Sericulture is a part of BRAC's Employment and Income Generation (EIG) programme started in 1978. Major components of the programme are: a) nursery; b) mulberry plantation; c) rearing of the silkworms; d) reeling and e) weaving. The study aimed to measure the efficiency of the programme from the participants' as well as the organizer's point of view. Results showed that the programme involved a significant proportion of full-time housewives and created employment opportunity for them. All the participants earned accounting profit from the activities they were involved in. The net economic gain was also found positive for most of them although the amount was negligible. For BRAC the cost of services provided to the programme participants was higher than the amount it received as service charge which has even increased over time.


Issue Date:
Dec 31 1999
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/202085
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 22, Number 2
Page range:
99-116
Total Pages:
18
Series Statement:
XXII
2




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