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Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Role of lemon (Citrus limon) production on livelihoods of rural people in Bangladesh

Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker*, Sanjit Chandra Barman, Md. Mydul Islam, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Amitabh Shuva Chakma

Accepted 18 April, 2017

Citation: Sarker MNI, Barman SC, Islam MM, Islam MR, Chakma AS (2017).  Role of lemon (Citrus limon) production on livelihoods of rural people in Bangladesh. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, 3(1): 167-175.

Copyright: © 2017 Sarker et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The study was undertaken to determine the role of lemon production relevant to rural people enhancing livelihoods status which have a great contribution to overall livelihoods pattern in their family and community. It was conduct on January to March 2015. A sample size of 21 respondents was drawn by using an interview schedule from Kathalia village of Muktagacha Upazila under Mymensingh District of Bangladesh. It revealed that 52.38% farmers were not educated but constituted economically active.  It was found that the yearly income of the respondents was USD 610 to USD 730 from one-acre lemon field. It was also found that women played a significant role in lemon production along with their male counterparts. We observed that a varied level of male-female joint involvement for growing lemon in the study area. The lemon production improved the livelihoods of the farmers in terms of access to land, well house, social networks, health, education, income, decision making ability and saving pattern. It suggests that government should take initiative to provide training the farmers on modern agricultural technology and to supply agricultural inputs in time to ensure increasing lemon production and sustainable livelihood.

Key words: Lemon production, livelihoods, rural people, Bangladesh.