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Economic analysis of kapok under agro-forestry conditions of Tamil Nadu



Economic analysis of kapok under agro-forestry conditions of Tamil Nadu



Agricultural Situation in India 45(8): 537-540



The kapok (Ceiba pentandra) tree is widely planted in Asia for its food, fodder and fibre. Requiring little attention, but yielding profitable returns, this tree is becoming an increasingly popular component of agroforestry in Tamil Nadu, India. This study represents an economic analysis of kapok cultivation in terms of cost of cultivation, fruit yield and economic returns. Data are derived from a sample of 10 farmers in the irrigated Mettupalayam taluk of Coimbatore district.

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