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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Agricultural productivity can be measured in terms of

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 11 February 2018
Q. Agricultural productivity can be measured in terms of

A. Consumption of fertilizers and labour productivity
B. Irrigational facilities
C. Land and labour productivity
D. Mechanization

Answer: Land and labour productivity

Agriculture Productivity

Agricultural productivity is measured as the ratio of agricultural outputs to agricultural inputs. While individual products are usually measured by weight, their varying densities make measuring overall agricultural output difficult. Therefore, the output is usually measured as the market value of final output, which excludes intermediate products such as corn feed used in the meat industry. This output value may be compared to many different types of inputs such as labour and land (yield). These are called partial measures of productivity.

In recent years many attempts have been made to define the connotation of agricultural productivity. Dewett (1966) explains it as, "productivity expresses the varying relationship between agricultural output and one of the major inputs, like, land or labour or capital, other complementary factors remaining the same....". It may be borne in mind, that productivity is physical rather than a value concept. The connotation of agricultural productivity engaged the attention of many an economist at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics? Some economist suggested, that the yield per acre should be considered to express agricultural productivity. A number of objections were raised against this because it considers the only land which is just one factor of production while other factors are also responsible, and therefore, it will be arbitrary to attribute productivity entirely to land and express it per hectare of land. It was suggested, for instance, that productivity should also be measured in terms of per unit of labour and different regions be compared on that basis. After a thorough discussion, it was generally agreed that the yield per hectare may be considered to represent the agricultural productivity in a particular region and that other factors of production be considered as the possible cause for the variations while comparing it with the other regions.
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