An Economic Analysis Of Coconut Based Cropping: A Case Study Of Shimoga District In Karanataka”

  • . Netravathi assistant professor of economics, govt first grade college shikaripura, shimoga (d) karnataka (state)
  • S.N. Yogish chairman and professor, department of economics , shankaraghatta shimoga, Kuvempu University
Keywords: Maintance cost, Monocroping, Established cost, Payback period Production and Productivity. Net Present Value, Benifit-Cost Ratio.


The coco palm is meant to be one amongst the 5 legendary Devavrikshas and is eulogized as Kalpavriksha- the all giving tree- in Indian classics.   Coconut possesses the distinctive characteristic of permitting any crop combination within the inter-spaces. A well spaced coconut garden provides adequate inter-spaces wherever it's doable to mature a range of crops, each seasonal and perennial. once annuals or seasonal crops square measure {grown|adult|big|full-grown|fully mature|grownup|mature} in coconut holdings it's selected as inter-cropping; once perennials square measure grown it's referred to as combine cropping..

Coconut based cropping systems involving cultivation of compatible crops in the interspaces of coconut lead to considerable increase in production and productivity per unit area, by more efficient utilization of precious resources like sunlight, soil, water and labour. It has been estimated that upto 25% of the unit area in a coconut garden is utilized by the coconut, thereby leaving 75% of the area as unexploited.  Further, it is estimated that as much as 56 percent of the sunlight was transmitted through the canopy during the peak hours (10-16 hours) in palms aged around 25 years.  The diffused sunlight facilitates cultivation of number of shade tolerant crops in the interspaces.  Depending upon the age of the palm, life span of coconut palm could be divided into three distinct phases, from the point of view of intercropping.


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