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Evaluation of the income of forage products and byproducts of Amygdalus scoparia

Ahmad Zare, Hossein Arzani, Seyed Akbar Javadi, Mohammad Reza Eslami, Naser Baghestani Meybodi

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3(12), 92-100, December 2013

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Forage is the main product of Chenarnaz rangelands of Khatam City, and Amygdalus scoparia is a byproduct of this region. Amygdalus scoparia harvested by local people in a 30-day period in the end of the summer and is then sold in the market. In this study, some economic indicators of harvest and sale of by-products of Amygdalus scoparia were evaluated. Participants of the study were local farmers who grew Amygdalus scoparia. Results showed that the net income of forage production per family equaled 15.7 million Rials annually, and the obtained economic rent was estimated to be 202 thousand Rials per hectare annually. The average gross income of Amygdalus scoparia in a harvest period per household was estimated to be approximately 22.65 million Rials. Furthermore, after deduction of apparent and hidden costs, the net income per household in that period was calculated to be 14.3 million Rials. The results of the study indicated that economic rent from the exploitation of Amygdalus scoparia was estimated to be 706 thousand Rials per hectare annually. The expected values per hectare of rangelands were estimated to be 24 million Rials and 8.08 million Rials from harvesting byproducts, and forage, respectively. The expected total value of each hectare of rangeland relating to the production of main products and byproducts was more than 36.32 million Rials. Moreover, the contribution rate of the byproducts of Amygdalus scoparia to the expected total value of rangeland was calculated to be 0.78.

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