Growth and Trend in Area, Production and Yield of Major Crops of Bangladesh
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 20-25
Received: Dec. 24, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 5, 2016; Published: Jan. 27, 2016
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Sharmin Akhter, Department of Development and Poverty Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jaba Rani Sarker, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Keya Rani Das, Department of Statistics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The present study was conducted with a view to analyze growth and trend in area, production and yield of major crops of Bangladesh. The scope of this study was to determine/ assess the growth pattern in the context of total cultivable area, gross production and yield rate which has been followed by some economically important crops of our country such as rice, wheat, pulse, rape and mustard, jute, sugarcane & tea. Collecting time series data from 1969-74 to 2004-2009 (40 years) of those crops from reliable source and using semi-log trend function here the researchers tried to find out the trend and estimate the growth rate of area, production and yield of the above mentioned crops. The compound growth rate as well as trend analysis indicated that the production of rice during 1969-74 to 2004-09 was increased due to the corresponding increase in per hectare yield of rice crop in Bangladesh. The results show that area, production and yield of wheat was increased over the time the reason is that more area was brought under wheat production except the year 2004-2009. It was revealed from the results that area, production and yield of pulse were increased over the time. The results shows that area, production and yield of rape and mustard was increasing a rate of 1.21 percent, 2.33 percent and 1.11 percent per annum, respectively, whereas, the area, production and yield of jute was decreasing. It was revealed from the analysis that the trend co-efficient of area, production and yield of sugarcane and tea was positive.
Keywords
Growth, Trend, Semi-Log Model, Major Crops, Bangladesh
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Sharmin Akhter, Jaba Rani Sarker, Keya Rani Das, Growth and Trend in Area, Production and Yield of Major Crops of Bangladesh, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 20-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20160401.13
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