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Trends in Production and Productivity in the Rahad Scheme An Empirical Analysis (1982-2000

Trends in Production and Productivity in the Rahad Scheme An Empirical Analysis (1982-2000

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Title: Trends in Production and Productivity in the Rahad Scheme An Empirical Analysis (1982-2000
Author: Jameela Hashim, Jaffer
Abstract: The present study is attempted to examine the growth in output of the Rahad scheme and to determine the sources of growth in crops production. For this purpose, two policy variables have been identified relating to horizontal and vertical expansion in production. An exponential function has been used to estimate the trends in area, production and productivity for the three major crops, which include cotton, sorghum and groundnut. Annual time series data of the relevant variables covering the period (1982-2000) have been used in the regression. The results suggest that for sorghum area, production and productivity have all exhibited positive trends. But this observed compound growth in output is due to growth in area more than growth in productivity. While in area, production and productivity of groundnut and cotton have exhibited negative trends, and the decline observed in compound growth of output is mainly due to decline in area more than to decline in productivity. To increase productivity of cotton, sorghum and groundnut a package of sustainable recommendations should be adopted for land efficiency use besides increasing the area under cultivation of cotton and groundnut
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12800
Date: 2015-06-16


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