Farm Size and Productivity Relationship in Soyabean Cultivation: Empirical Evidence from Madhya Pradesh Agriculture

Published On: 2020-09-28 13:38:20

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Author: Jagdeep Singh , Nirmal Singh and Saira Banoo

Author Address: 1 2 Assistant rofessor, Guru Nanak College, Budhlada-151 502 (Punjab), Research Scholar, P BU, Bhopal-462 026 (Madhya Pradesh), and Research Scholar, DAVV, Indore-452 001(Madhya Pradesh) 3 *Corresponding author's email:

Keywords: Agriculture, farm size, productivity, soyabean

JEL Codes: O13, O47, Q10


Madhya Pradesh state is growing rapidly in the agricultural agriculture sector since last few years. The State is making a significant contribution to the country's vegetable oil production. Soyabean crop is produced on a large scale. The objective of the study was to examine the farm size and productivity relationship of soyabean cultivation in Madhya Pradesh empirically. In the present study, unit-level secondary data published by DES were used. The results showed positive relationship between farm size and productivity. Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for small farmers, although the size of the farm was small but was looked after with the help of family members. Nevertheless, the use of high yielding variety seeds (HYV) and the use of modern technology resulted in to direct relationship between farm size and productivity. Soybean productivity had a positive and significant relationship with use of labour machinery, that chemical fertilizers, manure and pesticides. However, at the same time, it was found that use of animal, seeds and irrigation machines had a significant negative relation with productivity. 


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 3, 2020, 459-463
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
Scopus: Title Accepted
NAAS Score: 4.82