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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3460-3466
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.402


Supplementing Rural Livelihoods through Backyard Duckery Farming in Murshidabad District of West Bengal, India
A. Roy1, P.S. Roy1, S. Datta2*, A. Haldar3, U. Roy1, P.K. Pathak1, S.Patra1, A. Taleb1 and A. Maji1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Milebasa, Murshidabad, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, West Bengal, India
2Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, W. B. University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata-37, India
3ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata-97, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sixty women farmers having early experience of backyard duckery farming from randomly selected 15 villages of Murshidabad district of West Bengal were selected for the present study to investigate the viability and economics of backyard duckery both with local ducks and Khaki Campbell ducks. The estimated cost of rearing was calculated by adding various costs i.e. cost of day old ducklings, feed, vaccine, medicine, labour and fixed expenditure i.e. cost of land, shed and equipments and the return was calculated by adding the incomes from the sale of eggs, drakes and spent ducks. From this research, it was found that the Khaki Campbell duck rearing is very profitable with an estimated benefit cost (B: C) ratio of 2.34 while for local ducks it was recorded as 1.84.


Keywords: Rural livelihoods, Backyard duckery, West Bengal.
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Roy, A., P.S. Roy, S. Datta, A. Haldar, U. Roy, P.K. Pathak, S. Patra, A. Taleb and Maji, A. 2017. Supplementing Rural Livelihoods through Backyard Duckery Farming in Murshidabad District of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3460-3466. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.402