Anwar, Mumtaz and Chaudhry, Imran Sharif and Khan, Muhammad Bashir (2009): Factors Affecting Cotton Production in Pakistan:Empirical Evidence from Multan District. Published in: Journal of Quality and Technology Management , Vol. V, No. II (1. December 2009): pp. 91-100.
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This paper attempts to examine the factors affecting cotton production in Multan region using primary source of data. A sample of 60 small farmers, 25 medium and 15 large farmers was randomly selected from two Tehsils namely Multan and Shujabad of district Multan. The Cobb-Douglas Production Function is employed to assess the effects of various inputs like cultivation, seed and sowing, irrigation, fertilizer, plant protection, inter-culturing / hoeing and labour cost on cotton yield. The results depicted that seed, fertilizer and irrigation were found scarce commodity for all category of farmers in district Multan. The Cobb-Douglas Production Function results revealed that the coefficients for cultivation (0.113) and seed (0.103) were found statistically significant at 1 percent level. The Cost-Benefit Ratio for the large farmers was found higher (1.41) than that of small (1.22) and medium (1.24) farmers. There is a dire need to ensure the availability of these scarce inputs by both public and private sectors as these inputs were major requirement of the cotton crop.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Factors Affecting Cotton Production in Pakistan:Empirical Evidence from Multan District|
|Keywords:||Cotton; Cobb- Douglas Production Function; Cost Benefit Ratio; Marginal Value Product; Allocate Efficiency of Critical Inputs; Multan District; Pakistan|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency ; Cost-Benefit Analysis
|Depositing User:||Mumtaz Anwar|
|Date Deposited:||25. May 2010 01:09|
|Last Modified:||19. Jan 2015 16:11|
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