Floriculture for increasing Indian farmers income: Fitting in the present cropping system

Indian agriculture is witnessing a gradual change and the trend of the last few decades shows diversification from field crops toward horticultural crops. In terms of increasing farmers’ income, diversification towards flower cultivation results in higher profit per unit area than most of the field crops and, therefore, can enhance the livelihood of farmers. Flower based mono or sequence cropping system can be one of the alternative options for increasing income from the same piece of land. Integrating farming systems, intercropping, bund plantation, and protected cultivation comprising of flower crops have been found to be more profitable and sustainable. A comparison between flower cultivating and non-flower cultivating households reveals that the former earn significantly more per unit of area as compared to the latter both in terms of return, and thus floriculture is better off even after incurring a higher cost of cultivation.

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Sharma, Gaurav & Sharma, Priyanka & Pandey, A. (2022). Floriculture for increasing Indian farmers income: Fitting in the present cropping system. International Journal of Global Science Research. 9. 1746-1754. 10.26540/ijgsr.v9.i1.2022.204. 


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