Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Social and economic empowerment of farm men and women in strawberry based entrepreneurship for sustainable income
Dr. Sangita Mehta, Sri Praveen Kumar, Er. Ravi Ranjan, Sri Dinesh Kumar and Dr. Nityanand
Horticulture has emerged as an indispensable part of agriculture, offering a wide range of choices to the farmer for crop diversification. It also provides ample opportunities for sustaining large number of agro-industries which generate substantial employment opportunities; India is the second largest fruit produces of fruits in the world after China crop diversification towards high value crops with efficient recourses use practices offers a great scope for improvement in income of the farmers. Strawberries are good source of natural antioxidant and medicinal properties. Awareness about the production of the crop during Rabi season in subtropical conditions with planting material and production technology can make strawberry a successful crop in subtropical conditions. Strawberry varieties like Camarosa, Festival, Winter dawn, Sweet Charlie, Florina and Navila are performing well in Aurangabad district when planted in mid of September. On an average Sri Brij Kishor Mehta farmer of Aurangabad district earn net profit Rs 10,82,960 per annum during the year 2017-18 from 6 acre of cultivable land. He has expand his area up to 11 ha and also motivated other farmers and generated income for other farm men and women.
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Dr. Sangita Mehta, Sri Praveen Kumar, Er. Ravi Ranjan, Sri Dinesh Kumar and Dr. Nityanand. Social and economic empowerment of farm men and women in strawberry based entrepreneurship for sustainable income. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):134-136.