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Table 11 Average annual income of the farmers

From: Government input support on Aus rice production in Bangladesh: impact on farmers’ food security and poverty situation

Sources of income Farmers’ categories
Supported Non-supported
Tk./year Percentage of total income Tk./year Percentage of total income
Farm income     
 Crop 30,569 (55.8)a 59.4 26,629 (55.9)a 54.5
 Livestock 12,357 (22.6)a   9749 (20.5)a  
 Poultry 2551 (4.7)a   3017 (6.2)a  
 Homestead and agroforestry 8000 (14.6)a   7420 (15.6)a  
 Others 1250 (2.3)a   850 (1.8)a  
Total farm income 54,727 (100.0)a   47,665 (100.0)a  
Non-farm income     
 Small business 12,575 (33.7)b 40.6 11,972 (30.1)b 45.5
 Wage labour 8119 (21.7)b   10,041 (25.2)b  
 Shopkeeping 8790 (23.5)b   7990 (20.1)b  
 Van/rickshaw pulling 5044 (13.5)b   6796 (17.1)b  
 Others 2837 (7.6)b   2995 (7.5)b  
Total non-farm income 37,365 (100.0)b   39,794 (100.0)b  
Total income 92,092 100.0 87,459 100.0
  1. aFigures in the parentheses indicate percentages of total farm income; and
  2. bFigures in the parentheses indicate percentages of total non-farm income