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Economics of growing date palm in Punjab, Pakistan  [2006]

Hassan, S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Environmental and Resource Economics) Bakhsh, K. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Environmental and Resource Economics) Gill, Z.A. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). WTO Cell Marketing and Agribusiness) Maqbool, A. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Environmental and Resource Economics) et al.

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The present study has been designed aiming at determining profitability of date palm trees. For this purpose, a field survey was conducted to collect information regarding use of "various inputs and outputs, and input and output prices" by employing personal interview method. A total of 60 date palm growers were selected purposely from various villages of Multan, Pakistan. Using information collected from the growers, NPW and BCR were estimated. Net present worth of Rs. 50527 per was estimated for the sampled respondents, which indicate that the date cultivation fetches higher returns, whereas benefit ratio is reasonably high (1.48) implying that investing one rupee in the date cultivation is highly profitable. Cash flow statement suggests that net present worth is positive and total cost was covered during this period. Positive net present worth also highlights that the date cultivation will continue positive returns over a long period of tim e.

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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1560-8530

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