Sushila Khatri*, Deepak Ghimire, Manisha Sigdel and Prakash Pant
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Sushila Khatri, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
Received: July 09, 2018; Published: July 30, 2018
Citation: Sushila Khatri., et al. “Comparative Socioeconomic Analysis of Rice Seed and Grain Producer in Ramgram Municipality of Nawalparasi District, Nepal". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.8 (2018).
The demand of rice seed in Ramgram municipality is increasing at increasing rate every year but the supply is not sufficient to meet the demand. As well, the analysis on its economic aspect is also lacking far behind. A survey research was carried out in Ramgram Municipality of Nawalparasi District, Nepal with the aim to investigate the socio-economic aspects of rice seed and grain production. A purposive random sampling technique was used to select 60 Households (sample size) for the collection of data regarding rice seed and grain production system by means of pre-structured and pretested questionnaire. The study revealed that the respondents practicing rice seed production have higher years of schooling and trainings attended than the respondents practicing rice grain production. Further, the study showed that the gross income received from rice seed production was higher than that of grain production. The study also showed that the seed producers are in direct exposure to quality seed and fertilizer subsidy leading to low production cost. On an average the BCR of grain production was found to be 1.93 and that of seed production was found to be 2.67.
Keywords: Rice; Seed; Grain; Economics; Benefit-Cost Ratio
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