Economics and Technology of Soybean Cultivation in Central India
About the Book
The book analyses the soybean crop scenario in major soybean growing states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and newly cultivating state of Telangana. It assesses the impact of soybean technology (varieties and package of practices) developed by ICAR’s All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) and State Agriculture Universities (SAUs) on production, productivity, efficiency, economy and economic and social benefits to its producers and suggests appropriate policy measures as a way forward. The book is unique in providing a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding adoption of technology from farmers perspective. The benefit-cost ratio for expenditure on R&D and output has been assessed. It highlights the underutilization of inputs with existing technology as well as the potential of cultivation of soybean crop in dryland and rainfed areas.
About the Author(s) / Editor(s)
<p><strong>E. Revathi</strong> is Professor and Director of Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Telangana. As a development economist her research covers the broad areas of agriculture, women in agriculture with attention to structural issues of land, tenancy; agrarian distress, rural indebtedness; disparities in development. Recently she also worked in the areas of water and sanitation. She is also the principal investigator of the ‘Young Lives at work’ in India, an international longitudinal study of Young lives: Childhood poverty. She has a long teaching experience and supervises research in related areas. She published few books and around forty papers in books and journals.</p>
<p><strong>B. Suresh Reddy</strong> is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. He did his Ph.D in Development studies (Sociology) from CESS, Hyderabad and M.Sc (Ag.) in Agricultural Extension from Prof. Jayashanker Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar. His current research focuses on broad area of sustainable agriculture. He has to his credit more than 40 national and international publications covering broad fields of dryland agriculture, soil fertility management, ecological pest management, biofuels, organic farming and uncultivated foods.</p>