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Factor Inputs Use and Farm Productivity on Different Farm Categories in the Punjab

Abdul Salam

The Pakistan Development Review, 1978, vol. 17, issue 3, 316-332

Abstract: The question of relative farm efficiency, reflected by various productivity indices, under different farming situations and arrangements such as farm size and tenure, has been the focus of attention of development economists for a long time. It is also a matter of considerable interest and concern for the politicians and policy makers, especially, in developing countries striving to increase their farm production. Empirical studies under traditional agricultural conditions [4, pp. 815-34) indicated higher output per acre obtaining on small farms as compared to large farms because of intensive cultivation practised on the small farms. With the introduction of "Green Revolution" technology the debate about the distribution of gains of new technology and its impact under different farming situations has assumed special significance. Under increasing population pressure, deteriorating land man ratio in most of the developing countries and rapidly changing agricultural environments, it is important to know how different farm categories compare with each other in terms of their factor inputs use and farm productivity in order to chart out a course of action for increasing farm output.

Date: 1978
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