Year 2019, Volume 3 , Issue 3, Pages 150 - 154 2019-09-27

Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal

Sachin Gahatraj [1] , Harsha Hang Rai [2] , Rajendra Uprety [3]


Cabbage is a most common crucifer vegetable in Nepal. Cabbage production is economically and nutritionally important farm enterprise of Nepalese farmers of Eastern hill. The study was conducted to determine contribution of cabbage in livelihood of rural farmers, economics and constraints of production in Chhathar-Jorpati Rural Municipality, Dhankuta district of Nepal. A total of 60 cabbage producing households were randomly selected. Primary data were collected through 60 questionnaire survey. The data obtained were analyzed using MS-Excel and SPSS. Average land holding of farmers was 1.45 hectare. Cabbage occupied 67.99% of total land area under vegetables production with 60.06% contribution on annual income from vegetables and 23.69% contribution on total annual household income. Gross return and total variable cost per hectare were NRs. 195424.66 and NRs. 117566.70 respectively. The average gross margin per hectare from cabbage production was calculated Rs.77857.96; benefit cost ratio was estimated 1.66. Among total variable cost, labor cost (47.52%) was highest followed by nutrient (46.97%), seed (5.31%) and pesticides (0.21%) cost. Productivity of cabbage was 26.66 Mt per hectare. There is a huge potential for improvement of yield and benefit of crop, but intervention of government is needed: effective extension services, input subsidy, price regulation, and infrastructure development.
Cabbage, Economics, Farm Gate Price, Extension, Price Regulation
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Primary Language en
Subjects Agriculture, Agricultural, Engineering, Agricultural Economics And Policy, Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Published Date September 2019
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-6294-1733
Author: Sachin Gahatraj (Primary Author)
Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University, Bharatpur-44200, Chitwan, Nepal
Country: Nepal


Orcid: 0000-0002-6294-1733
Author: Harsha Hang Rai
Institution: Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, Government of Nepal, Sindhuwa, Dhankuta, Nepal

Orcid: 0000-0002-6294-1733
Author: Rajendra Uprety
Institution: Food Security and Agribusiness Promotion Division, Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture & Cooperative, Province 1, Biratnagar, Nepal
Country: Nepal


Dates

Application Date : February 10, 2019
Acceptance Date : September 16, 2019
Publication Date : September 27, 2019

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APA Gahatraj, S , Rai, H , Uprety, R . (2019). Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences , 3 (3) , 150-154 . DOI: 10.31015/jaefs.2019.3.6
MLA Gahatraj, S , Rai, H , Uprety, R . "Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 (2019 ): 150-154 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/issue/48298/525215>
Chicago Gahatraj, S , Rai, H , Uprety, R . "Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 (2019 ): 150-154
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ISNAD Gahatraj, Sachin , Rai, Harsha Hang , Uprety, Rajendra . "Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 / 3 (September 2019): 150-154 . https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2019.3.6
AMA Gahatraj S , Rai H , Uprety R . Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal. int. j. agric. environ. food sci.. 2019; 3(3): 150-154.
Vancouver Gahatraj S , Rai H , Uprety R . Assessment of contribution of cabbage in rural livelihood and constraints of production in Dhankuta, Nepal. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences. 2019; 3(3): 154-150.