Vol. 9 (1) : January-February 2018 issue
Green Farming Vol. 9 (1) : 56-60 ; January-February, 2018
Comparative economics of organic and inorganic tomato and its marketing – An economic analysis
KAVYA C.1* and NAHAR SINGH2
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad – 211 007 (Uttar Pradesh)
1Ph.D. Scholar *(email@example.com), 2Vice Chancellor & HOD
Subject : Agriculture Economics, Agri-Business & Statistics
Paper No. : P-7133
Total Pages : 5
Received : 09 January 2018
Revised accepted : 25 January 2018
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KAVYA C. and NAHAR SINGH. 2018. Comparative economics of organic and inorganic tomato and its marketing – An economic analysis. Green Farming Vol. 9 (1) : 56-60 ; January-February, 2018
The present study was conducted in Bengaluru district, one of the major vegetable producing district of south Karnataka. In recent years the large numbers of farmers started practicing the organic cultivation of vegetables in the district. For the study, 45 farmers each practicing organic and inorganic cultivation of tomato spread over the district of Bengaluru rural were selected randomly. The data collected from respondents was analysed using budgeting technique. The estimated per acre cost of cultivation of organic and inorganic tomato was ` 2,61,992.70 and ` 2,69,044.50 respectively. The per acre average yield of organic tomato was 550 q as against 450 q in inorganic tomato. The per quintal market prices for organic and inorganic tomato were ` 1200 and ` 1000 respectively. The total marketing cost per acre for organic tomato was ` 25,835 as against ` 29,840 for inorganic tomato. The gross returns of organic tomato were ` 6,60,000 per acre as against ` 4,50,000 for inorganic tomato. The B:C ratio for organic tomato was 2.52 as against 1.67 for inorganic tomato. Hence, it is advisable for the farmers to switch over to organic farming which minimizes the environmental degradation and also brings higher net returns.
Key words :
Conventional farming, Costs and Return analysis, Organic vegetables farming, NPOP, Tomato.