Impact Assessment of Chickpea (Chana) Price Forecast Advice on Economic Status of the Farmers
Saumitra Mathur and Surjeet Singh Dhaka
The study was commenced to investigate and apprehension the impact of pre sowing price forecast of Chickpea released during September, 2015. Monthly time series data on average prices of Chickpea for the period from 2006 to 2015 were collected from APMC, Bikaner. ARIMA (1,1,1) was used and forecasted prices were calculated. Finally an advisory was disseminated through different mechanisms. The impact assessment of price forecast was done on 20 adopter farmers of Bikaner. Thus, a significant acreage increase and an incremental income realized to the extent of `17001.6 per hectare by the farmers.