Mayuri Bora, Sonmoina Bhuyan, Manabendra Bharali, Himadri S. Datta and Manashi Chakravarty
The present study was conducted to find out the profitability of Fishery based Integrated Farming System and exploring the journey of a person from an ordinary farmer to a well-known agri-preneur. Case study method was followed for conducting the study. The study was conducted in Nalbari district of Asssam in a farm. BijuKalita’s Fishery based integrated farm has five components i.e. fishery, piggery, horticulture, duckery and dairy covering around 4 hectares area. His annual gross return is 33.35 lakhs in the year 2016-17, as compared to Rs. 1.5 lakh in 2006 and Rs. 5 lakh during 2013. This fishery based Integrated Farming Approach contributes to both economic and environmental sustainability and has created several on and off farm jobs. Thus Mr. Kalita has been providing livelihood security to the workers of the farm. The gross Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of the farm is 1.81. The highest BCR among the five components is horticulture sector followed by fishery. The highest contribution in terms of income is from fishery sector which is 59.63 per cent of the total income followed by piggery.
Keyword: Success story; BijuKalita; Fishery based Integrated Farming System; sustainable development;