Economic evaluation of medicinal plants exploitation, Aliabad Mosiri rangelands, Koohrang Bakhtiari

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Research Division of Natural Resources, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO Shahrekord, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Rangeland Research Division, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran

3 Expert, Research Division of Natural Resources, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Centre, AREEO Shahrekord, Iran

4 expert of Rangeland, Natural Resources Office of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari province

5 Instructor, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center AREEO, Shahrekord, Iran

Abstract

Knowledge of medicinal plants and economic evaluation of their use is one of the basic requirements for the preparation of multi-purpose rangeland plans. The aim of this study was to estimate the economic indicators of the use of medicinal plants used in Aliabad Mosiri summer rangeland, located in Koohrang Bakhtiari. For this purpose, in the years 2018 to 2020, while sampling the vegetation and measuring the amount of organ production used by medicinal plants and the amount of forage of grazing species, economic indicators were calculated according to the collected data. According to the results, gross income from the use of medicinal plants includes; Shallots (Allium hirtifolium), Allium jesdianum, Allium ampeloprasu, Mentha longifolia and Thymus daenensis, in a harvest period, was estimated at 1139.463974 million Rials per hectare. From the deduction of overt and covert operating costs, the economic rent resulting from the sale of medicinal plants, 40,0342,242 million Rials per hectare per year was obtained. The expected value of each hectare of rangelands in the region from the place of exploitation of medicinal plants, taking into account the discount rate of 5.4 percent in September 2020, 71.74547 million Rials per hectare and from the place of forage for grazing livestock, 1.130050 million rials per hectare. It was estimated that the share of medicinal plants in the total expected value is 87%. .Also, the annual employment of medicinal plants in the 300-hectare area of distribution of medicinal plants, three people per year, was calculated

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Volume 74, Issue 3
December 2021
Pages 633-647
  • Receive Date: 06 March 2021
  • Revise Date: 27 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 29 September 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 November 2021