Production and Profit from Different Farming System Approaches in Tripura


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Authors

  • Chandan Debnath
  • Gulab Singh Yadav
  • Lopamudra Sahoo
  • H. Lembisana Devi
  • Vinay Singh

Keywords:

Agri-horti-duckery-fishery, fisherypiggery- horticulture, agri-hortiduckery- fishery-vermicomposting, horti-fishery-poultry, agri-hortifishery- duckery, profit, soil health

Abstract

Five farming system models, i.e., Agri-Horti-Duckery-Fishery, Fishery-Piggery-
Horticulture, Agri-Horti-Duckery-Fishery Vermicomposting, Horti-Fishery-Poultry, and Agri-Horti-Fishery-Duckery were assessed during 2013-14 to 2014-15 for production and profit in Tripura situation. The productivity was 3-7 times higher and profit was 8-15 times higher in these models when compared with the traditional Rice-based farming. Agri- Horti-Duckery-Fishery based farming is the most profitable system with benefit-cost ratio of 4.6. Integrated farming was further found improving the soil health status through increasing the amount of organic carbon, available nitrogen, available phosphorus and potassium in the soil. Thus it is suggested as sustainable livelihood option for marginal and small farmers in Tripura and other NE States.

Author Biographies

  • Chandan Debnath
    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra-799210, West Tripura
  • Gulab Singh Yadav
    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra-799210, West Tripura
  • Lopamudra Sahoo
    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra-799210, West Tripura
  • H. Lembisana Devi
    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra-799210, West Tripura
  • Vinay Singh
    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra-799210, West Tripura

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Production and Profit from Different Farming System Approaches in Tripura. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94770