A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN CROP AND DAIRY PRODUCTION SYSTEM IN TAMIL NADU, INDIA

Sustainability evaluation of crop and dairy production system was taken up in Tamil Nadu, India. Erode district was purposively selected for the present study. In the second stage, Erode, Modakkuruchi and Kodumudi blocks and four villages were selected purposively. From each production system, 40 farmers were selected at random and thus the total sample size was 160. Results indicated that both turmeric and sugarcane production systems were sustainable ecologically. Economically, turmeric cultivation was more sustainable by having higher stability and higher profitability. In social acceptability, turmeric was more sustainable in input self-sufficient index and while, sugarcane was more sustainable from equity criterion. Sustainable Rural Livelihood framework analyses revealed that foreign dairy production system was more sustainable. Livelihood security analyses showed that farmers of both the systems were sustainable. In integrated optimum plan, groundnut, tapioca, gingerly and green fodder was introduced as new enterprises and the gross cropped area was also increased. With respect to dairy enterprise, one foreign breed was introduced and at the same time, one local breed was reduced in the optimum plan. The policy advocacy suggested were credit policies, extension policies and future trading initiatives.


Editor(s):
QUDDUS MD. ABDUL
RAHMAN MD. SAIDUR
HOSSAIN MOHAMMAD ISMAIL
MD. AKTERUZZAMAN
RAHMAN KHANDAKER MD. MOSTAFIZUR
HAQUE M. SAYEEDUL
RAHMAN MD. WAKILUR
Issue Date:
Jul 02 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0257-3539
Language:
English
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 36, Number 1-2
Page range:
35-51




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