Resource Use Pattern, Efficiency and Constraints in Onion Production: A Special Reference to Haveri District, Karnataka, India

Yashavantagouda S. Patil *

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru (Karnataka) – 560065, India.

Aravinda Kumar, M. K.

Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Hassan UAS, Bengaluru – 273225, India.

G. M. Gaddi

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru (Karnataka) – 560065, India.

Deepika Bonigala

ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana) – 132001, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aim: To study and examine the resource use pattern, resource use efficiency and different production and marketing constraints faced by the onion growers in Haveri district of Karnataka.

Study Design: A multistage random sampling technique was adopted for the selection of villages and sample respondents in the study area. Fifty farmers each from both Ranebennur and Haveri taluks were contacted using a random sampling procedure for the collection of data on the production of onion

Place and Duration of Study: Primary data on onion production were collected from two major onion-producing taluks viz., Ranebennur and Haveri for the period 2022-23.

Methodology: Cobb-Douglas production function and Garret ranking technique were used to analyse resource use efficiency and constraints in onion production.

Results: It is that the allocative efficiency ratio exceeded unity for expenditure on plant protection chemicals (21.03) and human labour (3.60). This observation indicated an under-utilization of these resources, suggesting that enhancing their application could increase the yield. Conversely, the efficiency for seed and FYM was slightly lesser than unity and was negative for fertilizer input, suggesting the over-utilization of these resources. Under production constraints, high seed costs ranked first with a mean score of 72.5, while price fluctuation earned the highest mean score of 70.71 among marketing constraints.

Keywords: Production function, allocative efficiency, resource use pattern, garrett ranking technique, constraints


How to Cite

S. Patil, Yashavantagouda, Aravinda Kumar, M. K., G. M. Gaddi, and Deepika Bonigala. 2024. “Resource Use Pattern, Efficiency and Constraints in Onion Production: A Special Reference to Haveri District, Karnataka, India”. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 30 (7):563-70. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i72169.

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