Agriculture Performance and Future Outlook on Food Commodities in Kerala

Shinoj, P (2015) Agriculture Performance and Future Outlook on Food Commodities in Kerala. Agricultural Economics Research Review, 245. pp. 247-258.

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    Abstract

    The paper has provided insights on the performance of Kerala’s agricultural sector with emphasis on demand and supply position of major crops. The study is based on secondary data collected from different sources such as National Accounts Statistics, Farm Guide, Report on Cost of Cultivation of Important Crops in Kerala, NSSO surveys, etc. largely for the period 2000-01 to 2009-10. The study has revealed that Kerala has lost a considerable area under essential food crops like paddy, pulses, tapioca, vegetables, etc. as well as under high-value crops like cashewnut, spices, tea, coffee, etc. The high returns obtained from commercial crops and non-agriculture sector are being utilized for funding imports from other states to meet the demand for food commodities. The projections for supply-demand balance of food commodities undertaken in this study have reinforced that Kerala’s self-sufficiency in most food commodities would touch worst levels. The study has advocated for a comprehensive agricultural development strategy for the state.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture performance, food commodities, supply-demand projections, food security, Kerala
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 05:39
    Last Modified: 09 May 2019 05:39
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13621

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