Title: A COMPARATIVE STUDY FOR RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY OF TRAINED AND UNTRAINED FARM WOMEN
Authors: Khushboo Bhati, B. N. Kalsariya and A. K. Tankiwala
Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat
Keywords: training, resource-use efficiency, farm women
Year: June 2022
Abstract: The resource-use efficiency of crop production have been computed using primary data collected from 240 farm women respondents i.e. 120 trained and 120 untrained spread over eight villages of Junagadh district. The multistage, purposive and random sampling techniques were used for the study. The study has revealed that planting material, plant protection chemicals, chemical fertilizers, human labor and irrigation had a positive and significant influence on crop yield. For trained farm women economic efficiency of human-labour, chemical fertilizers, bullock labour and plant chemicals were greater than unity and it indicates that these resources are being used at sub optimum level and there exists the possibility of enhancing the production by increasing their use. The ratios of irrigation and planting material were less than unity, there by indicating over utilization of the said variables. Whereas, for untrained farm women the variables human-labour, chemical fertilizers and plant protection chemicals were observed to be greater than unity ad of bullock-labour, irrigation and planting material were less than unity. The cost invested in underutilized variables should be decreased and the use of underutilized resources should be encouraged. Hence, moving towards achieving the ratios of unity or optimal use which will increase the production for per unit cost spent.