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creator
Saddullah, M.
NDC
Economics
abstract
Small farm systems combining crop and animals are the important categories especially inBangladesh. The value of crop-animal systems lies in their positive contribution to sustainability andeconomic growth. A central goal of the small farm is to generate a minimum target income and a sus-tainable system. These types of small scale farming are widely practiced in South East Asia and EastAsia as for example China, Indonesia, Vietnam, where animal production is integrated with fish farmingand vegetable production. Increasing population pressure in Bangladesh results in progressively smalleragricultural holdings and traditional grazing areas are taken over for crop production. The productionsystems in Bangladesh are characterized with small litter size or flocks, no or minimal inputs, low out-puts and periodic destruction of animals by disease. Typically the litter size or flocks are small in num-ber with each household containing 2-3 cattle and 7-10 poultry. Animals are owned by individual house-holds and mostly maintained under a scavenging system with little or no inputs for housing, feeding orhealth care. Under the prevailing situation in Bangladesh like other developing countries, the introduc-tion of more productive integrated intensive farming systems is imperative. Maximum sustainable pro-ductivity can only be achieved by integrating intensive livestock and poultry keeping with crop produc-tion and agroforestry. Farmers consciously diversify the use of their resources to produce mix activities,which are economically rewarding and highly stable. As such in small-scale farms in the tropical coun-tries, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, ducks are commonly reared in combination with mixed crop-ping.
journal title
Journal of International Development and Cooperation
volume
Volume 6
issue
Issue 1
start page
23
end page
33
date of issued
2000-03
publisher
広島大学国際協力研究科
issn
1341-0903
ncid
SelfDOI
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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