Integrated Farming Systems Approach for Income Enhancement and Employment Generation in North-West India


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  • Ravinder Singh and T. S. Riar

Abstract

Astudy was conducted during 2011-12 in Punjab to find out the productivity, profitability and employment generation of
integrated farming system as compared to conventional cropping system. The study comprised of two integrated farming
systems viz., crop + floriculture and crop + bee-keeping. Both these integrated farming systems were productive and
profitable than that of sole cropping system. The net returns increased in the tune of 29.53 per cent and 19.09 per cent per
hectare with inclusion of floriculture and bee-keeping enterprises, respectively over sole cropping system. The study also
indicated that crop + floriculture farming system generated 31.03 mandays/hectare/annum/farm employment for family,
46.14 mandays/hectare/annum/farm for hired labour and 77.17 mandays/hectare/annum/farm as total labour. In case of
crop + bee-keeping, it was observed that employment generated through crop + bee-keeping farming system for family
labour was 29.61 mandays/hectare/annum/farm, for hired labour was 40.12 mandays/hectare/annum/farm and for total
labour was 69.73 mandays/hectare/annum/farm.

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20.10.2023

Published

30.06.2014

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Integrated Farming Systems Approach for Income Enhancement and Employment Generation in North-West India. (2014). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 50(1&2), 59-62. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144309