Vol. 16 No. 2
Identification and resource productivities of predominant farming systems in Himachal Pradesh, India
Abstract: The paper has attempted to identify the predominant farming systems along the resource productivities in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The proposed study was constructed on the primary data collected from 160 sample households. Three stage random sampling technique was employed for selecting the sample households. The farming system derived its name from the farming component that contributed maximum share to the farm family income. Farming systems components of the district were examined for cereals, pulses, millets, oilseeds, vegetables, livestock, poultry and horticulture. Further, four predominant farming systems were identified namely, Cereals based farming system (FS-I), Vegetables based farming system (FS-II), Livestock based farming system (FS-III) and Fruits based farming system (FS-IV) by the income approach. The present study also carried out to monitor and assess the present scenario of resource productivities of different farming systems for improving the economic conditions of the farmers and to measure the contribution of specific factor in combination with other factors which were responsible for the change in the level of output. Multiple regression analysis was used to assess the resource productivities and the elasticity coefficients were found highly significant in all the farming systems.
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