The Increased Availability of Farm Grown Healthy Food and Sustainable Agriculture

With the development of innovation and farming inputs, production in farming has actually increased by many folds. For satisfying the climbing need of food supply, the standard plant ranges have been changed by the high yielding selections. Environment-friendly revolution happened in the country thanks to enhanced seed selections, use chemical plant foods, expansion of irrigation facilities etc. It is undeniable that this change included the unfortunate and also unforeseen price of traditional plant ranges, natural harmony and also ecological equilibrium. Manufacturing prices for crops have actually chaotically leaped, damaging the foundation of the low and also little farmers. The succeeding programs can be satisfied with the increased production of crops, yet allowed’s not forget that the population has almost doubled in the last 3 years, as well as costs of essentials have actually tripled. Population growth and also prices of basics with each other have much surpassed farming production.

People in huge number have migrated from villages to communities for alternative revenue alternatives. Movement has a guaranteed connection with farming manufacturing and rising cost of living. It has long been said that our land has actually shed fertility as a result of indiscriminate intervention, incorrect farming techniques, as well as poor and also unacceptable state management policy. The farmers and their conventional methods can be questioned yet it’s true that they are always left with what they have, as well as with little or no aid, and also with intolerable boost in, as well as deficiency of agriculture inputs. The reality was discovered during our observation at the field level (January – March 2011), as an example, at Kushtia district. The peasants claim, there was a time 7/8 years when they utilized to get 20 maunds (neighborhood weight measurement system; 40 kgs make 1 maund) of rice per bigha (city measurement device; about 1 bigha makes 0.33 acre), and now they get 7/8 maunds on the average. It’s tough, if not impossible, for the little and limited land owners to rely on land results (crops) solely for their family members expenses anymore.

Currently the concern develops right here – if the farming production, i.e., its return is far much less than family expenditure, just how do the farmhouses make it through?

Without much description of peasants’ challenge, vulnerability, as well as source of income selections, we see the interior migration of professions of farmhouse participants to non-farm tasks and also manufacturing facility or industry wage workers. The farmhouses have picked livestock raising on business basis, shop-keeping etc., as well as the farmhouse members have actually chosen wage labors in mills, workshops, factories, and sectors. This phenomenon has cut dependence of the farmhouses on revenue from agriculture crops, and has loosened up worry on their possession of small landholdings. The farmhouse participants staying significantly in your homes can satisfy their very own expenditures, and once in a while, instead purchase agriculture manufacturing. It is kept in mind that the poor capital of our farmhouses constrains ranch management and also crop diversity, which eventually and on a regular basis results in poor farm manufacturing.

Here are 4 study from the same town. In the first case research (household-1), the farmer suffers due to absence of financial investment resources, without off-farm revenue earners in the family members. In the 2nd and 3rd study (household-2,3), the farmhouses are doing well thanks to the interaction of the house members in bordering sectors. According to the 4th case study (household-4) also the landless farmer with boosted labor earnings as well as non-farm task is boosting his way of living.

In 2010, Mr. Nuruddin (head of household-1) of village Kathulia village of Kushtia area generated maize, jute, paddy (of selections Gazi, BR-33), til (sesame) and papaya. He invested a total of BDT (Tk.) 50600 (USD 1 = BDT 70 roughly), and obtained an internet return of Tk. 30000. He marketed out paddy straws, hemp stems, a goat, bamboos as well as jack fruits as well as earned Tk. 18200. So, his complete income throughout the year stood at Tk. 48200, while his family members expenditure for the very same year was approximated at Tk. 56500.

Mr. Nuruddin, an old male of 80, has actually got his four little girls wed far from town. Round the year the family members see them, which raise the family members expenses. Additionally, he needs to provide little economic aid to them every now and then, and send out some ranch as well as homestead items to the children’ residences over the last couple of years. So, they run household with restrictions with food lack almost every year. His only boy is a public university student, but aids him in farming from time to time. Nuruddin’s partner grows different leafy veggies on homestead round the year for residence intakes.

For monetary restraints as a result of daughters’ marriage, loved ones’ visit etc., he can not make bigger investment to grow lucrative crops, and also can not take good care of his crops. So, he generally obtains reduced harvest, and also can’t buy livestock. He took a bank loan of Tk. 25000 in 2004, however invested all for household purposes, and also might not pay off the car loan in time. In 2008, the car loan quantity stood at Tk. 37000 with interest, which he might not repay. So, with the suggestions of a financial institution area policeman, he got an additional lending of Tk. 39000, from which he paid back his previous due funding. At the end of 2010 the secondly due loan stood at around Tk. 43000 again. He does not understand how to pay back this quantity. At the end of 2010, he broke down 2 bighas of come down on kot (neighborhood land leasing system) for Tk. 100000. He claims, “Besides exceptional small business loan, yearly I have a deficit of Tk. 4000-5000. I have also small finances from NGOs, which I pay back with hardship, but impressive bank loans are big stress for me”.

Nuruddin’s kid added, “Farmers get small business loan and also complete them swiftly to satisfy food and various other continuing household requirements without assuming much that they need to settle it in time, and that’s the way the fundings been available in larger quantity in some years with included rate of interests, for which farmers sell out lands at last in most cases.”

Rm. Arshed Ali (head of household-2) created rice of various selections consisting of Gazi, IRRI-10 and 28. He got a harvest of 90 maunds (3600 kgs) worth Tk. 77100. He invested Tk. 29250 for production. His net return was Tk. 47850. He likewise produced eggplants of 30 maunds (1200 kgs) worth Tk. 15600. He spent Tk. 7000 for this production and obtained a web return of Tk. 8600. He invested Tk. 2000 to create 10 maunds (400 kgs) of cabbage worth Tk. 5000 with a web return of Tk. 3000. He offered paddy straws at Tk. 12000. From all the crops of his grown land he made a web return of Tk. 71450 in 2010.

In 2010, he raised cattle and made a web return of Tk. 50000 with an investment of Tk. 350000, in which Tk. 30000 is approximated as overdue household labor.

Arshed’s one child aged 30 with senior high school level education is a factory laborer. Currently, he makes an overall of Tk. 60000 in a year. The family gains an overall of Tk. 181450 annually from both farm produces, cattle and also non-farm earning, while the family members expense is approximated at Tk. 180000.

In 2009, Arshed leased in a fish farm, and however can not make profit from it, which year he had a natural medicine store in the village market. From this company he constructed from revenue of around 30000. He also operates in the village as a mediator in various adjudication as well as litigation, where he has an earnings, which could not be estimated. However, from these included in this earnings from cattle raising, he made a brick house in 2009-2010.

He claimed, “With conventional crop production with little location of land, we can not run our family members. Since I need to maintain a family members status, and also some guests likewise come often, so my household expense is additionally high compared to others. That’s why I think about gaining from various resources.”

Mr. Abdur Rahim (head of household-3) created rice of various ranges consisting of Gazi, IRRI-10, 11, 12, 9. He got a harvest of 78 maunds (3120 kgs) worth Tk. 54200. He invested Tk. 31477 for production. His web return was Tk. 22723. He likewise generated jute of 8 maunds (320 kgs) worth Tk. 12000. He invested Tk. 4000 for this manufacturing and also obtained a web return of Tk. 8000. He created onion (2 maunds = 80 kgs) worth Tk. 2000 and also garlic (1.5 maunds = 60 kgs) worth Tk. 6000. For manufacturing of both onion and garlic he spent Tk. 2000, and from these he made an internet return of Tk. 6000. He sold paddy straws as well as hemp stems at Tk. 20000. From all the plants of his grown land he made a web return of Tk. 56723 in 2010.

In 2010, he reared livestock and made a net return of Tk. 47000 with a financial investment of Tk. 20000.
Rahim’s two boys, one aged 32 with no official education, as well as the various other aged 30 with secondary school level education and learning, are manufacturing facility workers. Currently, they make a total of Tk. 156000 in a year. The family members earns a total of Tk. 259723 from both farm generates, livestock and also non-farm earning, while the family expenditure is approximated at Tk. 199700. This year (2011) he takes an additional 15 kathas (city measurement unit; 1 katha makes roughly 1.6 decimals) of arrive on kot at Tk. 70000.

Around 15 years back, Rahim parted from moms and dads, as well as began his little household on his very own. That time he had 3 bighas of land. He bought an additional 3 bighas of land in the last 10 years. He bought land pieces of 10/12 kathas each at a time at Tk. around 20000-30000 per bighas. 2 years back, he created block home with an expense of around Tk. 300000.

He stated, “Revenue from land is dropping currently. When we navigated 20 maunds of rice per bigha. In 2014 we produced 8-10 maunds of rice per bigha. Family revenue generally comes from livestock and also goats. With this revenue, I do this that, buy and also increase things. Money for house construction likewise came from cattle rearing. Besides, the older kid operates in company for last 2 years, and the younger one helps 4/5 years. They contribute to the earnings. They assist run family members. ”

Akram Hossain (head of household-4) owns no land whatsoever, but he keeps land for farming annually. Over years he provides labor to agriculture farms as well as runs his family with labor salaries. He raises cattle and goat annually, and thus makes some revenue from it. In 2010, he earned around Tk. 54000 from wage labors at Tk. 150 each day and at Tk. 4500 on the typical monthly. In 2010, he maintained 4 bighas of arrive on kot. From the production of rice and also wheat, he made a net income of Tk. 22260 as well as Tk. 4900 respectively. He also gained Tk. 7200 from sale of paddy straws. From livestock raising throughout the year, he obtained an internet return of Tk. 15000. He additionally handed out one as well as fifty percent bighas of land for share chopping, where he got his share of plant worth Tk. 6000. From both ranch productions, cattle rearing and also labor incomes, he earned a total of Tk. 109360. His family members expense is determined at Tk. 71000 for many years 2010.

When asked about his earning and ranch Smile Farm manufacturing, he claimed, “The rice I get from cultivation continues to be primarily for family consumption over a year. I market out other crops. My main income source is ranch labor, and also livestock as well as goat rearing. I can birth the education expenses of my son of class 7, as well as additionally can save some money for following year investment for livestock.”

The various other farmers discussing Akram commented that Akram does not have to offer out plants because he gains from labor incomes to satisfy family expenditures. They likewise claimed, people like him in the village are succeeding these days. They go to stable condition.


Alongside with the large sectors, growth of tiny range markets at the semi-urban areas beside rural areas with appropriate attention to ecological worries and precaution in all districts, perhaps in any way upazilas and also union levels (neighborhood management units), can create higher employment of the farmhouse participants. Local individuals develop their very own innovative ideas and enterprises, which recruit country young people. In a lot of cases, the big business people as well as single-interest group are located acting and also propagating against little industries. Regional public officials (line ministries) can settle such dilemmas if any kind of, as well as motivate the small business owners at metropolitan outskirts adjacent to rural areas, with motivations if required. If sectors specifically related to food handling, country transportation, or household necessaries expand in the vicinity of rural areas with proper caution for environment as well as dangerous labor, and also without wasting cultivable land, can rather conserve farming families from shedding lands, assistance sustaining farming production and conference other expenses consisting of those for education. The inadequate, low as well as small farmhouse participants are found to have spent share of their revenue from alternative off-farm activities (for example, from cattle rearing) and also sectors in their agriculture farming, which marks a far better monitoring of their agriculture farming and also land. This suggests an improved and motivating rural economic climate.