The law of demand states that “as price decreases, demand increases”. The subsidy led to an increase in the farmer’s disposable income and efficiency. Another benefit is that farmers have the necessary resources to compete with foreign seed providers for the local market. If the seeds prove to be of better quality, they have a better shot at producing higher quality rice. In terms of pluvial farming, which is a type of farming that uses rainwater for growing crops, farmers will not have to always recycle their seeds now that they will have readily available seeds at a reasonable price.
The addition of DAP, though enhanced the growth of plants but the most significant improvement of growth and yield of Vigna mungo plants were recorded with K7 treated plants. Seeds inoculated with K7 increase the root length (15.45 cm) of plants against control (10.41 cm) at 30 days which was also maximum during harvest (36.66 cm, 21.33 cm) (Table 1). Saxena et al. (2013) also noticed the significant increase in root length and root and shoot biomass when the soil was treated with biochar and Bacillus sp. as compared to uninoculated
In fiscal year ending June 2011, with a normal monsoon season, Indian agriculture accomplished an all-time record production of 85.9 million tons of wheat, a 6.4 % increase from a year earlier. Rice output in India also hit a new record at 95.3 million tones, a 7 % increase from the year earlier. Indian farmers thus produced about 71 kilograms of wheat and 80 kilograms of rice for every member of Indian population in 2011. The per capita supply of rice every year in India is now higher than the per capita consumption of rice every year in
Similarly, rice production also takes part in the growth of Vietnamese economy. About nine million families, and another million of the poor rely on rice farming because rice is the staple food of Vietnamese, and they can trade rice for profit (Thang & Linh, 2013). Vietnam is also known as one of rice leading exporters around the globe and has productivity agricultural lands, which are useful for cultivation.
The agriculture sector is one of the most prominent sectors and the cornerstone in Sri Lanka 's economy with more than 72% of the population living in rural areas depending on agriculture for their livelihoods (Central bank of Sri Lanka, 2012a). Agriculture sector contributes about 11.1 percent to the national GDP of Sri Lanka. Agriculture sector comprises with general agriculture including plantation and non-plantation crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries sub sectors. The fisheries, livestock, and forestry subsectors account for 1.3%, 0.8% and 0.6% of the national GDP respectively (Central Bank, 2012). Fruits and vegetables (F & V) are two important sub sectors in the Sri Lankan agricultural economy where about eighty (80) different
There has been competition for lands around rural-urban fringes as cities expanded and this has led to an increase in the conversion of agricultural lands for residential and industrial purposes. For example, although almost 70% of the northern region is rural, this figure is decreasing rapid as a result of migration and the influx of people to this area has had a negative impact on agriculture. Lands that were earmarked for agriculture 40 years ago have now been converted as a result of urbanization in the country (Yankson and Gough,
India is producing more food-grains than its needs. Some food-grains are being sent to other countries. Great improvements have been made in agriculture through their five year plans. Green Revolution has been brought about in the agricultural field. Now the country is self-sufficient in food-grains.
The consumption of water for non-irrigation purpose increases to 62% from 1995-2025 (IWMI, 2002). According to the scenario, future conflicts among the nation will be on ease access to water (PSF, 1999). Pakistan has a rich and vast natural resource base, covering various ecological and climatic zones; hence the country has great potential for producing all types of food commodities. Agriculture has an important direct and indirect role in generating economic growth. The importance of agriculture to the economy is seen in three ways: first, it provides exchange earnings; and third, it provides a market for industrial goods.
Similarly consumption of fertilizers also started increasing significantly from the year 1978 (Figure 2). The consumption which was 4285.8 thousand tonnes in 1977-78 escalated to 5116.9 thousand tonnes in 1978-79. Nitrogenous fertilizers were the major contributor to this. With the increased consumption and production, the subsidy burden of the government also increased. This was mainly due to low farm gate price, high input cost, high output and high capital cost of production.
Fruits and vegetables, both fresh and processed forms provide vital nutrient in our diet. 59 Their high productivity per unit area compared with cereal crops; provide much better economic returns if properly managed besides serving a good source of foreign-exchange earnings and employment generation. Our country has attained new heights in the production of fruits comparable to Brazil and the USA and in vegetables to China; necessary measures are required to increase production of fruits and vegetables to meet the basic nutritional requirements of our increasing population. Alternatively, this problem can be overcome by salvaging our proportion of the post-harvest losses in