CROP-LIVESTOCK INTERACTION IN RURAL HOUSEHOLD OF BANGLADESH
Journal: Acta Scientifica Malaysia (ASM)
Author: Muhammad Shahinur Islam, M. A. Hashem, Sadikul Islam, Md Hasanur Alam, Md. Akteruzzaman
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This study examined the crop livestock interaction in agrarian zone of Bangladesh. Quantitative data were collected with a questionnaire from a sample of randomly selected 458 respondents through personal interview. Two categories of respondent participated, such as old conservational agriculture research or farmer group and new conservational agriculture research or farmer group. Simple and direct questions with different scales were used to obtain necessary information. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The result showed that 54.15% of the farmers were range between 31 and 35 years of age, and their educational level was mainly in primary level (31.66%) in all categories. The farmer’s family usually consist of more than six family members (42.58%). In rural household farmers used both own and lease land for crops production. Crops grown within the study area includes rice, wheat, jute, pulses, oilseeds, maize, vegetables etc. Livestock reared by respondent included cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goat, while their wives and children rear local chicken, duck and pigeon. Among annual household income crop provides 59.88% whereas livestock provides 13.23%. Extension services in the study areas of agricultural production should be provided in order to increase their level of production and greater crop-livestock interaction.