LIVELIHOOD SECURITY DETERMINANTS OF THE ORGANIC FARM HOUSEHOLD IN SOUTH-EASTERN COAST OF BANGLADESH
Prabal Barua, Syed Hafizur Rahman
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Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that that sustains the demands of production of healthy and safe food for the community. Bangladesh is now highly productive area for agriculture production in the world with large varieties of agriculture crops are vultivating here. The study employed ordered logistic regression to assessed the determinants of livelihood security of the organic farm households in the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh. The study was conducted in three upazilas of Chattogram district like Banskhali, Anwara and Sitakund. Multistage sampling technique was adopted for the study. Three upazilas were selected and from each selected upazila a cluster of 1-2 villages were selected at random. At the last stage 150 respondents were selected from a cluster of villages using random proportional sampling. Ordered logistic regression was applied to assess the determinants of the livelihood security. Landholding, distance access to market, possession of livestock were the significant determinants of livelihood security for the organic farm households in South-eastern coast of Bangladesh . Livelihood security of the organic farm households in coastal Bangladesh was influenced significantly by the determinants like landholding, access to market distance and possession of livestock.