Sustainability and Profitability of Organic Ginger Growers in South District of Sikkim

Authors

  • Salina Subba M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension and Communication)
  • Jahanara (Head and Associate Professor), Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, SHUATS (Prayagraj)
  • Neeru Bala (Associate Professor), Department of Food, Nutrition & Public Health, SHUATS (Prayagraj)

Keywords:

Sustainability, Profitability, Organic ginger growers, Organic practices, Sikkim, Agricultural Extension, Agriculture

Abstract

The present study was conducted in South district of Sikkim to study the sustainability and profitability of organic ginger growers. A total number of 120 organic ginger growers were selected proportionately from five villages under Namchi Block because production, productivity and area under organic ginger cultivation were found to be maximum. The data were collected by personal interview method by using pre-tested interview schedule and later appropriate statistical analysis was done to find out the meaningful result. Sustainability indicators with various organic practices have been used to check the sustainability of organic farming practices of organic ginger growers. Whereas, the profitability of the respondents was found to be Rs.11578.57 on an average. Thus, it can be seen that investment of a rupee in organic farming yields 2.57 rupees.

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DOI: 10.47856/ijaast.2021.v08i8.019

Author Biographies

Salina Subba, M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension and Communication)

M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension and Communication)

Jahanara, (Head and Associate Professor), Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, SHUATS (Prayagraj)

(Head and Associate Professor), Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, SHUATS (Prayagraj)

Neeru Bala, (Associate Professor), Department of Food, Nutrition & Public Health, SHUATS (Prayagraj)

(Associate Professor), Department of Food, Nutrition & Public Health, SHUATS (Prayagraj)

Published

2021-08-29