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Comparative Economic Benefits of Different Oat Varities in Rainfed Areas of Pothohar, Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 2Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 3Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 4Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 5Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 1-4, January,8 (2014)

Abstract

The present study was designed to analyze the comparative economic benefit of different oat varieties in rainfed areas of Pothwar, Pakistan. It is based on sectional data collected through simple random sampling technique in April 2013 from 40 oat growing farmers. It is observed that PD2-LV65 and oat NARC varieties were commonly adopted by majority of the respondents in the study area. Data was collected on cost of production of these varieties and analyzed by using Minitab software. Net value of the produced and cost involved were estimated by estimating net benefits and cost benefit ratios of these selected varieties. Through analysis it was observed that "Oat NARC" variety was comparatively high yielding. The total cost of cultivating Oat NARC per acre of oat in rainfed area was 11250 rupees with gross revenue of 42750 rupees with net benefit of 31500 rupees. The benefits cost ratio was 1.35 of Oat NARC. While in case of PD2-LV65 variety the total cost of cultivating per acre of this variety in rainfed area was 10950 rupees with gross revenue of 28800 rupees and net benefit was 17850 rupees. The benefits costs ratio was 1.63 of PD2-LV65. This comparison showed that PD2-LV65 variety cost benefit ratio was higher than 1.35 cost benefit ratio of Oat NARC variety. Keeping in view the economic benefit of PD2-LV65 it is recommended to adopt this variety by large number of farmers and this intervention will provide them higher economic benefits which lead to improve their livelihood situation at farm level.

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