Journal of Current Research in Food Science
2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Economics of apple production in Chandannath municipality, Jumla, Nepal
Author(s): Dinesh Sapkota, Mohan Acharya, Shiva Gautam and Prakash Kumar Pant
Abstract: This paper analyzes the economics of apple production and its role in the rural livelihood of chandannath municipality in Jumla district. We hypothesized that farmers engaged in apple production and related activities have higher income and positive effects on their livelihoods. A field survey was carried out to collect the data from randomly selected 60 apple growers in Chandannath Municipality of Jumla district during October 2017. Focus group discussion and key informant interview were also conducted to collect information from traders, government officials and related stakeholders. The Data is Data were entered, coded and analyzed using statistical software SPSS and MS-Excel. We analyzed gross margin, benefit-cost ratio as well as household income from apple production. The gross margin from apple production per hectare of land was NPR 109, 615.48 USD 1000, which shows that apple cultivation is a profitable business in Jumla district. The average farm gate price of apple was NPR 40.17 per kg USD 0.40 and benefit-cost ratio was found to be 2.03.The study results revealed that 20% i.e. USD 550 of the total annual household income i.e. USD 2700 comes from apple farming. Benefit Cost Ratio B/C ratio and Gross margin, which show that apple production is a profitable enterprise in Jumla. Thus farmers of chandannath municipality can withstand on this business as one by fifth of total income is obtained from apple. In our research area, contribution of Apple in economy is One fifth part of total income. So, contribution of apple production to household income of the rural people is also satisfactory.
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Dinesh Sapkota, Mohan Acharya, Shiva Gautam, Prakash Kumar Pant. Economics of apple production in Chandannath municipality, Jumla, Nepal. J Curr Res Food Sci 2022;3(2):27-31.