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2023, Vol. 8, Special Issue 5, Part A

Resource use efficiency and constraints in tomato production: A case study in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu


Author(s): R Dhivya, M Prahadeeswaran, R Parimalarangan, C Thangamani and S Kavitha

Abstract:
The tomato is an important vegetable crop with greater economic importance. The study was carried out to examine the resource use efficiency of tomato production in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, for which 60 farmers and 10 marketing agencies, including wholesalers, retailers, and village traders, were interviewed. It has been noted that the majority of tomato growers sold their products to wholesalers and retailers. The Cobb Douglas Production Function was used to analyze the efficiency of resource use in determining the production of tomatoes. The values of the coefficients indicate the elasticity of the various inputs to the output. The regression coefficient of plant protection chemicals, fertilizers, and human labor was found to be significant. The seasonal index was calculated and found that the price was highest in the months of July and August of the year. The Response Priority Index was constructed to identify the constraints faced by farmers and marketing agencies. It has been found that scarcity of labor and sudden price fluctuations were the major constraints.


DOI: 10.22271/maths.2023.v8.i5Sa.1162

Pages: 16-21 | Views: 266 | Downloads: 11

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How to cite this article:
R Dhivya, M Prahadeeswaran, R Parimalarangan, C Thangamani, S Kavitha. Resource use efficiency and constraints in tomato production: A case study in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. Int J Stat Appl Math 2023;8(5S):16-21. DOI: 10.22271/maths.2023.v8.i5Sa.1162

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