An Economic Analysis of Cauliflower Production in Selected Areas of Mymensingh District of Bangladesh

Abstract
The study is an attempt to examine the economic analysis of cauliflower production in selected areas of Mymensingh district. A total of 100 farmers were
randomly selected from three villages TrishalUpazilaof Mymensingh district. The major findings of this study revealed that the production of the cauliflower was
profitable. The benefit-cost ratios of cauliflower were 2.44. The farmers earned the highest profit from cauliflower production. The results of Cobb-Douglas
production function indicated that three major input factors namely labor cost, seed cost and fertilizer cost were significantly influenced the production of
cauliflower. This study also identified some problems faced by farmers for producing cauliflower-like insects affect, lack of capital, lack of quality seeds, lack of storage facilities, marking problems. Thus, more research and extension services can be adopted to solve the problems in order to increase production and ensure the nutritional food value in Bangladesh.

Keywords: Profitability, cauliflower farming, Cobb-Douglas production function, Mymensingh