Economic Analysis of Integrated Farming Systems on Farm Income. A case Study of Sahiwal District, Punjab, Pakistan

Umer Bin Khalid1, Pomi Shahbaz2, Shamsheer Ul Haq3, Sikandar Javeed4

 DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijmei/v3i11.07

 

ABSTRACT

The world’s population is increasing day by day. More the population, more the resources required by the country to meet their basic demands. In developing countries the availability of lands, accessibility to quality water decreasing with the passage of time but on the other side population is on increasing side. People have fewer resources to fulfill their basic needs. Better resource management is a key to avert these shortages otherwise situation will become more complex. To confront the issue that people in rural areas are not utilising their resources efficiently we had conducted a study in rural area of the country.   In this study reviewed different types of Integrated Farming System (IFS) and their returns in Sahiwal District, Punjab, Pakistan. Structured questionnaires were used for data collection Total 120 respondents were randomly selected. Data were analysed by different integrated farming system’s margins, farm incomes from different agriculture enterprises. The highest net farm income was $1156.57. This Income was recorded by Crop-Livestock-Poultry-Vegetable Integration type. Farm cash income was significantly influenced by the level of farmer’s education, years of experience, type of integration and cost of farm inputs. Farm cash income was influenced by the adoption of Integration, Provision of education, Family size and input costs. Income of the farmer could be improved by the provision of quality education and adoption of the Integrated farming system.