Monsoon Paddy Case Study

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Profitability On basis of the survey result (Table 5- ), the average gross margin for monsoon paddy is 555.85 $ per hectare and the average net profit of monsoon paddy per HH reaches at 156 $ per hectare. The total cost of cultivation was 397.4 $ per ha. Monsoon rice production was quite profitable than summer paddy production. The largest share of total costs belongs to labor accounted for 56% of total cost. Dry Season rice Production in the research area and profitability From the interview survey result (Figure 5- ), it can be said that Hmat Taing village tract has the highest rice production for both monsoon and summer paddy ranging from 4.3 tons/ hectare for summer paddy to 4.1 tons/ha for monsoon paddy. The rice production for monsoon and summer paddy in the area of Ywar Pa Lae and Thaphan Pin Sate has significantly difference. The average summer rice…show more content…
It is clear that usage of fertilizer in summer paddy is quite high than in monsoon paddy. Over 50% of farmers use more than 123 kg per hectare in the dry season. Therefore the cost of fertilizer input in the dry season is relatively higher than that of monsoon paddy. Cost of fertilizer for monsoon is 54 $/ha where 62 $/ha for summer paddy. Profitability Regarding the result of farm budget for summer paddy (Table 5- ), the average gross margin for summer paddy is 458.72 $ per hectare compared to $ 553.85 per hectare during the monsoon season (Table 5- ). Despite the yield is higher than monsoon paddy (Figure 5- ), the net profit for the summer paddy is lower than that of monsoon in the study region. The net return was $71 per ha compared to $156/ha during the monsoon season. One of the reasons could be the cost of higher usage of fertilizer for summer paddy that costs around 62$/ha compared to 53 $7ha for the monsoon paddy. Black gram Production in the research area and

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