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Sustainable farm income of different farming systems in Western Maharashtra

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J.T.Dorge, D.B.Yadav and H.R.Shinde

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 101) Last page : ( 109)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00011.6

Sustainable farm income of different farming systems in Western Maharashtra

Dorge J.T.*, Junior Research Assistant, Yadav D.B., Head, Shinde H.R., Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri- 413 722

*Email: jtdorge@gmail.com

JEL Classification: C81, Q01, Q18

Online published on 10 March, 2015.

Abstract
The per farm income pattern indicated that, the total income in Farming system(FS)-II was double than the FS-I, while total income of FS-III was four fold than that of FS-I. The total income from FS-I (crop production activity) was very less as compared to FS-II and FS-III. The itemwise income indicated that, the more than 50 per cent income was derived from crop production in FS-I and FS-II, while in FS-III, more than 50 per cent income was derived from horticulture and in the farming system-I, 31.52 per cent income was derived from other than farm business activity but in FS-II and FS-III, correspondingly, just 3.09 and 1.79 per cent income was derived from other than farm business activity. This has indicated that FS-I, depends more on other than farm business activity as compared to FS-II and FS-III. In expenditure pattern, out of the total expenditure more than 70 percent was the farm expenditure in all the farming systems. The expenditure on crop production was the major expenditure in FS-I and FS-II, while expenditure on horticulture was major expenditure in FS-III. The regionwise total expenditure was higher in irrigated region than the rainfed region.