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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Resource use efficiency in rainfed integrated farming systems: A case study of Mahabubnagar district

Author(s):
P Archana, Md. Ali Baba, K Suhasini and D Srinivasa Chary
Abstract:
Integrated Farming Systems is considered as a strategy to increase output and resource use efficiency, but the resources under IFS are interlinked, more in number and distributed among components unlike single crop. Hence, this paper aims at understanding resource use efficiency of Integrated Farming practices.
The study was undertaken in rainfed area of Southern Telangana Zone i.e., Mahbubnagar district using multi-stage sampling technique. The analysis proceeded with the major farming systems in the study area i.e., Crop, Crop -Cattle, Crop - Cattle - Goat, Crop - Cattle – Sheep designated as FS-I, FS-II, FS-III and FS-IV. Cobb-Douglas production function was employed to analyse resource use efficiencies of Integrated farming systems.
The highly adopted farming system (FS-II) shows constant returns to scale, FS-I & FS-III shows decreasing returns to scale and FS- IV shows increasing returns to scale. Livestock integrated farming systems (FS-II, FS-III and FS-IV) indicate optimal allocation of cattle, except for Crop - Cattle – Goat (over-allocated). The size of goat herd in FS-III and size of sheep flock in FS-IV, were over allocated indicating more scope for reorganisation to achieve highest resource use efficiency.
Pages: 1196-1199  |  441 Views  255 Downloads
How to cite this article:
P Archana, Md. Ali Baba, K Suhasini and D Srinivasa Chary. Resource use efficiency in rainfed integrated farming systems: A case study of Mahabubnagar district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1196-1199.

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