Forecasting of Rabi Pulse Production in Odisha (India) by Using Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Technique

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Abhiram Dash
A. Mangaraju
Suman .
Pradeep Mishra


The present study was carried out to forecast the production of rabi pulse in Odisha by using the forecast values of area and yield of rabi pulses obtained from the selected best fit Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model. The data from 1971-72 to 2010-11 are considered as training set data and used for model building and from 2011-12 to 2015-16 are considered as testing set data and used for cross-validation of the selected model on the basis of the absolute percentage error. The ARIMA models are fitted to the stationary data which may be the original data and/or the differenced data. The different ARIMA models are judged on the basis of Autocorrelation Function (ACF) and Partial autocorrelation Function (PACF) at various lags. The possible ARIMA models are selected on the basis of significant coefficient of autoregressive and moving average components. The best fitted models are selected on the basis of residual diagnostics test and model fit statistics. The ARIMA model found to be best fitted for area under rabi pulse and yield of rabi pulse are ARIMA (2,0,0) with constant and ARIMA (0,1,1) without constant respectively which are successfully cross-validated with the testing set data. The excellent fit ARIMA model has been used to forecast the area and yield of rabi pulse for the years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. The forecast value of area shows an increase, where as, the forecast values of yield shows a decrease. The forecast values of production of rabi pulse obtained from the forecast values of area and yield of rabi pulse shows an increase which is due to the increase in forecast value of area. Thus emphasis must be laid on increasing the future yield of rabi pulse so as to achieve sufficient increase in production of rabi pulses which could ensure nutritional security to more extent.

Forecast, ARIMA, stationarity, pulse, production

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Dash, A., Mangaraju, A., ., S., & Mishra, P. (2020). Forecasting of Rabi Pulse Production in Odisha (India) by Using Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Technique. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 39(9), 15-24.
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