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Resource use Efficiency of Tomato in South Gujarat

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D.P. Gadhethariya, J.J. Makadia, R.T. Khatri and Gaurav Sharma

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 15 No. 3, 2019, 475-478
DOI: 10.5958/2322-0430.2019.00061.1
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

D.P. Gadhethariya, J.J. Makadia*, R.T. Khatri and Gaurav Sharma
Department of Agricultural Economics, N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450
*Corresponding author’s email: jjmakadia@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
The present study explored the resource use efficiency in tomato production in South Gujarat. The study is based on a sample of 120 farmers cultivating tomato crops in 3 major districts of South Gujarat. The Cobb-Douglas (CD) production was employed for the estimation of resource use efficiency. Analysis indicated the existing variation of the production elasticity of resource inputs among the tomato crops. The study revealed that the human labour charge, fertilizer cost, and machinery charges were the important resource variables positively and significantly influencing the crop output. The MVP factor cost ratio was found more than unity in case of the area under tomato cultivation.
Keywords
Cobb-Douglas, marginal value products, resource use efficiency.
JEL Codes
M31, Z33, L11.

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