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Economics of Resource Use in Millet1Production under Subsistence Farming System of South Darfur State of the Sudan

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Author Thabit Ahmed Hassan, Elamin Ibrahim Hessein
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 27-31
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 1
Issue Date February 01, 2015
Publishing Date February 01, 2015
Keywords Millet, Cobb–Douglas, Production, function, Return to scale


This study focusing on the economics of resource use in millet Production under subsistence farming system was conducted in Nyala Governate of South Darfur State (Wilaya) of the Sudan. The main objectives are: to test the situation of returns to scale for food grains production. Moreover, to evaluate the efficiency with which the farm households utilize their resources to maximize their farm output. Data were collected using structured questionnaire from multi - stage s stratified random sample. Cobb – Douglas was specified as suitable functional form for estimating the parameters. The main results are: the output elasticity of millet showed decreasing returns to scale. And the efficiency index of operational area for millet production was statistically not different from unity. We recommended the development of agronomic and appropriate technological packages and their dissemination to the traditional producers through extension agencies in order to realize high yield potential of millet crop.

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