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Socio Economic Determinant and Profitability of Bari Mungbean Variety in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh

Pradip Hajong


Md. Hafijur Rahman


Md. Shahriar Kobir


Suchana Paul

Pradip Hajong 1 ,

Md. Hafijur Rahman 1 Md. Shahriar Kobir 1 Suchana Paul 1 
  1. Scientific Officer, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Jashore, Bangladesh. 1

Pages: 71-79

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70.2021.82.71.79

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Article History:

Received: 06 January, 2021
Revised: 02 February, 2021
Accepted: 24 February, 2021
Published: 11 March, 2021


The study was undertaken to find out the socio economic determinants and profitability of BARI mungbean variety in some selected areas of Bangladesh. The study has been conducted three district viz. Jashore, Jhenaidah and Kushtia during June-July, 2020. A total of 90 farmers, 30 from each district were selected randomly for present study. It was observed that most of the farmer cultivated BARI mung-6 (67.78%), BARI mung-5 (21.11%) and BARI mung-7 (11.11%) in the study areas. BARI mung-6 was the popular variety among the farmers in the study areas as its adaptability to diverse nature and high yield. Total cost of mungbean cultivation was Tk. 46368ha-1, where as variable cost was Tk. 27391ha-1 and fixed cost was Tk. 18977ha-1. Among the cost item highest cost was land preparation cost Tk. 7684ha-1 (16.57%) followed by hired labour Tk. 4927ha-1 (10.63%), Seed Tk. 3584ha-1 (7.73%), pod picking cost Tk. 3487ha-1 (7.52%), pesticide Tk. 3029ha-1 (6.53%), fertilizer Tk. 2740ha-1 (5.91%) etc. Pod picking is important cost at mungbean cultivation and farmer expense averages Tk.12.00/kg of green pod. Women (64%) along with children (31%) were involved in pod harvesting. Average yield of mungbean was 1.030 tonha-1 in the study areas. Average Gross return was Tk. 66966ha-1 and net return was Tk. 20598ha-1. Benefit cost ratio was 1.44 that means the mungbean cultivation was profitable. Due to not synchronous ripening of pod mungbean harvest by the mechanical was not possible. Bad weather, pod picking and insect pest attack was major constraints for mungbean cultivation.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated on the socio-economic determinants and profitability of mungbean cultivation of Bangladesh. This study also document about which variety of mungbean was mostly cultivated in Bangladesh.


Mungbean cultivation, Socio-economic determinant, Adoption, Post harvest management, Profitability, Bangladesh.


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This research article has been done for Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) annual research activities which was its core program and funded by BARI authority.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Authors thank to all Farmers, stakeholders, Scientific Assistant (SA), Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO), colleague, Computer operator and support staff for their continue support.

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