Husain, Anwar Hussain and Khattak, Naeem Ur Rehman Kjhattak (2011): Economic Analysis of Sugarcane Crop in District Charsadda. Published in: Journal of Agriculture Research , Vol. 49, No. 1 (2011): pp. 153-163.
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A study was conducted during 2008 to make economic analysis of sugarcane crop in district Charsadda. The study was based on primary data collected from randomly selected five villages namely Dargai, Mani Khela, Sapula Khile, Qalat Naseer and Khule. The data were collected through structured questionnaire using a sample size of 50 farmers, allocating proportionally to these villages. The results reveled that the socio-economic variables like capital employment, labor employment, marketing, credit and financing and sources of income were moreclosely related with sugarcane production. The major economic practices were;preparation of land, water management, weed control, insecticides and making of black sugar (Gur). Main sugarcane varieties grown were 77/400,44,Mardan-92, 48, 310 and 722082. Variety 77/400 was observed as the most profitable variety. The average per acre cost was calculated asRs. 35450 for all varieties. The major cost elements were;land rent, labor input, seed, manure, irrigation, land preparation, fertilizer, hand weeding and making of black sugar (Gur). The net revenue of variety-77/400, 44, Mardan-92, 48, 310 and 722082 were observed as Rs. 54550, 48550, 48550, 45550, 48550 and 45550, respectively. Sugarcane crop was characterized by increasing returns to scale. It is recommended that modern techniques should be adopted for making Gur. Awareness among sugarcane growers about improved varieties should be created.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Economic Analysis of Sugarcane Crop in District Charsadda|
|English Title:||Economic Analysis of Sugarcane Crop in District Charsadda|
|Keywords:||Sugarcane; farmers; input-output analysis; Pakistan|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General
|Depositing User:||ANWAR HUSSAIN|
|Date Deposited:||22. Oct 2012 13:09|
|Last Modified:||14. Nov 2015 03:55|
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