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Optimization of farming systems on tribal farms in Uttarakhand

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Shalini Raghav and Sanjay Kumar Srivastava

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 815) Last page : ( 822)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00089.X

Optimization of Farming Systems on Tribal Farms in Uttarakhand

Raghav Shalini1,*, Srivastava Sanjay Kumar2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005

2G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145

* Email: raghav.shalini9@gmail.com

JEL Classification: C61, C83, O13, O53, Q12

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract
The linear programming technique was used to examine the potentiality to increase the farm income. Across the farming systems, potential to increase Return Over Variable Cost (ROVC) over existing plan was highest in Farming System (FS)-IV (Livestock) followed by FS-I (Crop+Livestock) and FS-II (Crop). Whereas in the case of FS-III (Crop+Livestock+Orchard), potential to increase the income was only 0.27 percent. Major policy implications emerged from the study were more attention is required towards the improvement of orchard and livestock rearing. Potato cultivation should be encouraged in the study area.

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