Economic Impact of Crop Diversification in North-East India: Evidence from Household-level Survey

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (OCt-Dec), Volume: (57), Issue. (4)
First page: (104) Last page: (109)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57423

Economic Impact of Crop Diversification in North-East India: Evidence from Household-level Survey

Laishram Priscilla1, Priyajoy Kar2*,Oinam Krishnadas3, Laitonjam Nivetina4 and Ph Romen Sharma5

1,3Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab 
2,5ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab 
4Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795004, Manipur 

Corresponding Author: Priyajoy Kar
Email: karpriyajoy@gmail.com 

Received:
17-07-2021

Accepted:
07-09-2021

Online Published:
15-09-2021

How to cite the Article

Priscilla, L., Kar, P., Krishnadas, O., Nivetina, L., & Sharma, P. R. (2021). Economic Impact of Crop Diversification in North-East India: Evidence from Household-level Survey. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(4), 104–109. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57423 Cite
Priscilla, Laishram, et al. “Economic Impact of Crop Diversification in North-East India: Evidence from Household-Level Survey.” Indian Journal of Extension Education, vol. 57, no. 4, 2021, pp. 104–09, http://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57423. Cite
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Priscilla L, Kar P, Krishnadas O, Nivetina L, Sharma PR. Economic Impact of Crop Diversification in North-East India: Evidence from Household-level Survey. IJEE. 2021;57(4):104‑9. DOI: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57423 Cite
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ABSTRACT

The study used a large farm household level data to assess the economic impact of crop diversification and also identifies the factors influencing the extent of diversification in the north east region of India. The crop sector was found to be skewed towards specialization. The result of instrumental variable technique showed that crop diversification has a positively significant impact on the income among the households. Further, fractional logit estimation found that variables like family members in the working age group, landholding size, crop loss experience, extension contact, participation in training positively affected diversification. Irrigated area, access to institutional credit, etc negatively affected the same. Diversification towards high value crops may accelerate the agricultural growth of the region and improve the wellbeing of the farmers. Measures for improvement of basic infrastructural facilities and extension services for improving backward and forward linkages are required. 

Keywords

Crop diversification, Income, Fractional logit, Instrumental variable, North-east India