Economic Efficiency of French bean Production in Karnataka: An Economic Analysis
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The present study is an attempt to estimate the technical and allocativeefficienciy of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)producing farms in Mysore district of Karnataka, whereFrench bean is cultivated extensively. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Cobb-Douglas production function were used for estimating theeconomic efficiency and the factors determiningthe same.The study is based on the primary data collected from 70 randomly chosen French bean cultivators comprising of 35 sample farmers each growing Arkasharath and check varieties (Ashok) of French beans. The results revealed that farmers realised 45 per cent higher gross returns (Rs.2,62,500 acre-1 ) from cultivation of ArkaSharath as pure crop compared the cultivatingcheck variety (Rs.2,01,750acre-1)which indicated cultivation of Arkasharathwas more efficient compared to check variety.The results of the data envelopment analysis revealed that the technical, allocative and economic of Arkasharath variety was found to be 98, 78 and 76 per cent respectively while in case of check variety than were found to be 96, 75 and 73 per cent respectively.
- Data enveloped analysis
- economic efficiency
- cost and returns
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