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Economic analysis of poplar based agroforestry system under riparian wet land conditions of Punjab


Harinder Singh and H.K. Mavi



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 191) Last page : ( 196)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00023.8

Economic Analysis of Poplar based Agroforestry System under Riparian Wet Land Conditions of Punjab

Singh Harinder1, Mavi H.K.2,*
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Roopnagar, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab-141 004

2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Moga, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab-141 004

*Corresponding author’s email:

JEL Codes: C81, D61, O12, Q12

Online published on 5 February, 2016.

The present study was conducted to analyze the viability of the poplar based agroforesrty system under Riparian wet land conditions of Punjab. From riparian wet land of Roopnagar district, five villages were selected having a sufficient number of poplar adopters. Maximum number of farmers adopted 6.0 x 1.5 meter spacing, whereas, few of them adopted 5.5 x 2.0 meter and 7.0 x 2.5 meter. The cost and income analysis from intercrop as well as poplar plantation indicated that B-C ratio was 2.87, internal rate of return was 57.50 percent and net present worth was 12, 28, 162 hectare−1, which showed that poplar based agroforestry was economically viable in the study area. The B: C ratio, internal rate of return and net present worth were found to be higher for large poplar plantation llowed by medium and small farms.

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