An economic evaluation of the multistrata agroforestry system in Northern Bangladesh

Abstract

Agroforestry is an important category of agriculture that provides potential benefit to farmers, communities and society at large with a wide array of forest-related goods and services. In this study, we evaluated the selected multistrata agroforestry model in Northern Bangladesh, comparing to traditional monoculture. Research data were collected by the means of Focus Group Discussion (FGD), household structured interviews and indepth case study. Data were analyzed through quantitative economic methods and models. The results of present research indicate that multistrata agroforestry gives positive and much higher Net Present Value (NPV) than traditional monoculture in both scenarios with and without the inclusion of family labor costs (Tk. 1, 620, 331.73 and Tk. 1, 666, 425.79) and it is more profitable as well as less risky compared to other agricultural options.

Citation

Rahman, S.; Alam, M.; Ali, M.; Imtaj, A. An economic evaluation of the multistrata agroforestry system in Northern Bangladesh. American-Eurasian journal of agricultural & environmental sciences (2007) 2 (6) 655-661.

An economic evaluation of the multistrata agroforestry system in Northern Bangladesh

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