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Title: AN ANALYSIS OF COST OF PRODUCTION OF WATERMELON AND PROFITABILITY AT GOPALGONJ DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH

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Title:
AN ANALYSIS OF COST OF PRODUCTION OF WATERMELON AND PROFITABILITY AT GOPALGONJ DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH
Author Name:
FAIJUL ISLAM, MD.GHULAM RABBANI, SHARMIN AFRIN, AIRIN RAHMAN, FAZLUL HOQUE
Abstract:
Study was based on data collected from 100 farmers from one district namely Gopalgonj of Bangladesh. Results of the study revealed that, per ha production cost of watermelon as maximum, minimum and mean were tk.150000, tk.117000 and tk.129500 respectively. The gross returns obtained as maximum, minimum and mean were tk.255000, tk.175000 and tk.202500 respectively. The net returns as maximum, minimum and mean were tk.114000, tk.47500 and tk.72500 respectively .The study shown that gross marketing margin of Aratdar, wholesaler, Petty trader, Retailer was tk.5000, tk.7000, tk.4500 and tk.11000 respectively per thousand watermelon .The net marketing margin of Aratdar, wholesaler, Petty trader, Retailer was tk.4000, tk.6300, tk.4100 and tk.10800 respectively per thousand watermelon. Marketing cost of the Aratdar, wholesaler, Petty trader, Retailer was tk.15.92, tk.11.47, tk.12.50 and tk.10.40 respectively per thousand watermelon. Most of farmer faced problems of lack of fertilizer, high price of pesticide and lack of subsidy. The objectives of the study were to estimate the cost of production, returns of banana and to identify the marketing channels of banana.
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