Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)
Financial profitability and resource use efficiency in sorghum production under rainfed condition
Author(s): Yash Gautam, PK Singh and OP Singh
Abstract: Sorghum is a coarse cereal crop which is cultivated for grain and also as a major food crop. It is one of the important staple food crops for the poor and food insecure people in the semi-arid tropics of Africa and Asia. In India, Maharashtra is the highest sorghum producing state. Earlier, coarse cereals were considered as poor man’s food because poor people used to get good amount of nutrition at less cost. But, with time it has become an important part of diet of all income groups. Due to the increasing health problems like diabetes, obesity, etc doctors and dietician are emphasizing on inclusion of coarse cereals in the diet. Rising incomes and urbanization are causing diets to shift towards high protein, fats and sugar. In addition, livestock and bio-fuel production have and will most likely grow at a faster rate than crop production. This is causing a shift away from crops like wheat and rice towards coarse grains and oilseeds to meet demand for food, feed and biofuel. Sorghum cultivation in Maharashtra is carried out mostly in rainfed condition. Considering the importance of the crop following study has been performed to estimate the profitability and resource use efficiency of inputs under irrigated condition. CACP Cost concept was used to estimate the profitability of the crop and Cobb Douglas production function was used to estimate the resource use efficiency.
How to cite this article:
Yash Gautam, PK Singh and OP Singh. Financial profitability and resource use efficiency in sorghum production under rainfed condition. 2021; 10(1S): 106-109.