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Characterization of Pomegranate Cultivators: A Linear Discriminant Analysis




Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 1, 2020, 152-156
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G.D. Rede1*and K. Bhattacharyya2
1Ph.D. Research Scholar, and 2Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, BCKV, Mohanpur
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In the study, an attempt was made to focus and identify the distinct characteristics of the two contrast groups affecting pomegranate yield. It examined the difference between the two groups of pomegranate growers based on some socio-economic characteristics, input application factors, managerial factors, and labour characteristics. Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) was used to discriminate against the pomegranate cultivators belonging to two groups (high yielding and low yielding groups) based on multiple characters simultaneously with an objective that which factors were prospective to yield attributing characters. Out of 48 different factors, it were found that 22 factors had a significant role in pomegranate production. Observed significant correlation between adoption index and realization index in case of high and low yielding groups it also indicated that high yielding farmers who belonged to lower size group were good adopters of technology. The pomegranate is a capital intensive orchard crop, the level of adoption depends not only on the quantum of inputs but also on the appropriate know-how practices at the farm level. This study would be helpful to the pomegranate growers for making decisions related to pomegranate production.

Adoption index, LDA, realization index.
JEL Codes
C38,C39,C67, D57, R15.

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