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Problems and Solutions in Jute Cultivation Faced by the Farmers in a Selected Area of Bangladesh

Author(s): Mohammad Hussain | Maksuder Rahman | M.N. Uddin | M.A. Taher | M.N. Nabi | A.F. Mollah

Journal: Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1727-3048

Volume: 2;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 628;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: High yielding variety (HYV) | jute | kharif crop | problem indices

Since jute is the main cash crop of the farmers, they had to sale jute in order to meet family needs. As a result the low market price and low demand of jute have been the major problems of the jute growers. The third and fourth problems were "inadequate knowledge of the farmers in grading jute fibre" with problem index 339 and "no price incentive for quality fibre at primary market" with problem index 320 and rank order 3 and 4 respectively. Farmers do not receive remunerative prices due to high quality fibres in primary market. Because of non-availability of high yielding variety (HYV) jute seeds on the sowing period, farmers are not interested in HYV jute cultivation. "Farmers inability to purchase costly seed" and "lack of adequate knowledge of improved technologies on jute cultivation" had a problem index of 278 and 255 respectively. During the sowing period, price of HYV jute seed becomes high and goes beyond the purchasing capacity of small farmers. Farmers suggested solutions to the problems faced are fixing fair price of jute at farm level that are remunerative to them and adequate arrangement for supply of HYV seeds at sowing period.
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