Factor Demand, Output Supply Elasticities and Supply Projections for Major Crops of India

Kumar, Praduman; Shinoj, P.; Raju, S. S.; Kumar, Anjani; Rich, Karl M.; Msangi, Siwa
January 2010
Agricultural Economics Research Review;Jan-Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Policy planners face the challenge of formulating suitable agricultural policy by which the required growth in domestic production can be achieved. To attain effective food security policy, one needs reliable empirical knowledge about the degree of responsiveness of factor demand and output supply for commodities. This paper is an attempt in this direction and estimates the factor demand and output supply elasticity for major crops grown in India. These elasticities are used to project the domestic supply of major commodities, viz. rice, wheat, pulse grains, nine major edible oilseeds, and sugarcane under various scenarios with and without acreage expansion and TFP growth. The results of supply projections are compared with the food demand and policy prescription to attain food security is suggested.


Related Articles

  • Weak local agriculture, limited maritime options threaten food security in Puerto Rico. MISLA, REYNALDO // Caribbean Business;10/15/2015, Vol. 43 Issue 40, p16 

    The article dicussess the effects of weak local agriculture and limited maritime options on the food security of Puerto Rico. It mentions that the territory only grows 15% of its food consumption with the other 85% imported from other country making the country insufficient in terms of food...

  • Alternative Food Networks. MAYE, DAMIAN // International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture & Food;2013, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p383 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including alternative food networks (AFNs), agri-food research, and food supply chains.

  • Crop insurance deadline for spring-planted crops is March 15.  // Farm & Dairy;2/20/2014, Vol. 100 Issue 22, p12 

    The article reports that the deadline for producers of spring-planted crops in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois who wanted to purchase crop insurance is until March 15, 2014.

  • Are GE Crops the Key to Sustainable Agriculture?  // Sustainability: The Journal of Record;Jun2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p167 

    The article ponders whether genetically engineered (GE) crops are the key to sustainable agriculture. A report by the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture outlined a set of goals and strategies to meet the food needs of the estimated 9 billion people expected to populate the Earth in...

  • Food crisis and population growth in Nigeria. Babatunde, B. O.; Ajayi, S. O. // Manager (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Business & Administ;Jun2010, Issue 11, p180 

    Global food shortage and poverty scourge are challenges requiring urgent attention across the globe.Food insecurity of the lower income groups is mainly due to poverty and most food unsecured people lives in the rural areas.The research focuses on the food crisis and population growth in...

  • Promoting the adoption of innovations through Participatory approaches: Example from northern nigeria. Abdoulaye, T.; Amaza, P. S.; Olanrewaju, A. S.; Ellis-Jones, J. // Tropicultura;Jul-Sep2012, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p155 

    Participatory research and development approaches involving all stakeholders along the value chain have recently been hypothesized to produce quicker outcomes than the linear technology transfer model. This paper analyzed the crop yield obtained by farmers and their uptake of improved...

  • Food Security: Crops for People Not for Cars. Kullander, Sven // AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment;May2010, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p249 

    Humankind is currently faced with the huge challenge of securing a sustainable energy supply and biofuels constitute one of the major options. However, the commercially traded edible crops are barely sufficient to meet food demand of the present world population. Certain regions, for example...

  • Agricultural insurance to help improve food security. Mueller, Lukas // MiddleEast Insurance Review;Aug2012, p42 

    The article discusses the need to improve food security through agricultural insurance. With global population projected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, the demand for insurance products for agriculture is expected to double. Details on the food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)...

  • Comparison of global and regional land cover maps with statistical information for the agricultural domain in Africa. Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; Rembold, Felix // International Journal of Remote Sensing;5/10/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p2237 

    Achieving food security in particular in Africa continues to pose a major challenge to humankind. It is clear that the future agricultural potential of Africa plays a critical role in meeting this challenge. Although crop yield can be estimated with a degree of reliability using a limited sample...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics