Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cymbopogon Martini (WG-TEJ SAR) Cultivation for Herbal Production the Case of Wondo Genet District, Southern Ethiopia

Guta Bukero


As part of the struggle for improving the lively hood of the rural people, Ethiopia has made some efforts to promote the use of improved agricultural technologies to make land and labor more productive. To make this effort successful agricultural research has been developing technologies that can change the situation of farmers.  Aiming to this, Wondo genet agricultural research center (one of the centers of Ethiopian institute of agricultural research)is responsible in doing research, promoting and coordinating aromatic, medicinal and bio energy plants at national level including other research activities on soil and water, livestock, forestry, and other food crops.  In Ethiopia; other than the traditional aspect, the scientific aspect of aromatic and medicinal plants is not well known and little has been done on their economic contribution to households. Therefore Wondo genet agricultural research center has done cost-benefit analysis for a selected aromatic grass namely cymbopogon martini at wondo genet experimental site. The selected plant was planted based on its recommended spacing at wondo genet experimental site and the required data was collected. For the analysis net return to land (birr/ha) was used as a parameter. The analysis shows that the selected aromatic grass Cymbopogon martini(palmarosa grass)provide the net return, Net Present Value(NPV) and Benefit-Cost Ratio(BCR) of 151,005.8 birr/ha , 127,804.3 and 3.8 at fresh bio mass price of 3 birr respectively.

Keywords: Benefit, BCR, Cost, NPV and Palmarosa grass

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-17-07

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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