Nizamuddin Khan* and Ashish Kumar Parashari
Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Nizamuddin Khan, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Received: December 29, 2018; Published: April 21, 2018
Citation: Nizamuddin Khan and Ashish Kumar Parashari. “Income and Employment Generation through Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming System in Bulandshahr District: A Geographical Analysis". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.5 (2018).
Livestock-cropping integrated or mixed farming system has been prevailing in India since antiquity. It is very sustainable, long experienced, farming system in which crop by products like crop residue, feed grain are used for feeding animals and animal byproducts like manures used for enriching the soils. It provides permanent as well as temporary employment especially to women during off farm season through involvement in various operations i.e. rearing, cleaning, milking, collection, processing and marketing of livestock husbandry process. Income generation is improved as an extra income from selling milk, dung cake, livestock kids. The present study deals with analysis and assessment of income and employment generated through integrated livestock cropping systems in Bulandshahr district. Study revealed that seven types of integrated farming are practiced in the study area. Rice, wheat and sugarcane and buffalo are important components of integration. Farmers’ income is improved tremendously through integrated farming system but highest beneficiary is medium farmers followed by marginal and large. It is expected to mitigate the rural poverty, improve agricultural sustainability, farmers ‘economic viability and check the rural urban migration’ if properly planned with scientific agricultural management.
Keywords: Integrated Farming; Income Generation; Economic Viability
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