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Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Supply Response of Cereal Crop Farmers’ to Price and Non-Price Factors in Rajasthan State of India

Sadiq MS, Singh IP, Karunakaran N

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology, FUT, Minna, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Economics, SKRAU, Bikaner, India

Department of Economics, EKNM Government College Elerithattu, Kerela, India

Accepted 24 July 2017

Citation: Sadiq MS, Singh IP, Karunakaran N (2017). Supply Response of Cereal Crop Farmers’ to Price and Non-Price Factors in Rajasthan State of India. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, 3(2): 230-235.

Copyright: © 2017 Sadiq et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The present study investigated cereal crop farmers’ acreage response to price and non-price factors in Rajasthan State of India using time series data spanning from 1981 to 2014. The cereal crops considered for the study were jowar, maize, bajra, wheat and barley. Furthermore, the Nerlovian model was used for data synthesis. From the results, it was observed that farmers in the state were not price responsive except for maize. The growers of these crops considered the lagged area and lagged price of competing crops to be the major factors for area allocation decision. The lagged price and lagged yield emerged as an important factor in deciding area allocation to maize and barley crops respectively. Therefore, findings showed that farmers’ decision on cereal crops acreage allocation were governed by both price and non-price factors. Hence price incentive alone was not sufficient in bringing desirable change in cropping pattern as well as the production of these crops. Therefore, the creation of other infrastructural facilities like irrigation is important to increase acreage and production with stability in the studied area. 

Keywords: Acreage; response; Nerlovian model; cereal crops; Rajasthan state; India

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