Performance evaluation of agricultural sub-sectors from capital productivity perspective
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In the present study, the productivity of capital input in different agricultural subsectors is assessed for the period 1976-2007 and the performances compared accordingly. In addition, the performances are compared in the context of various five year economic, social and cultural development plans based on the rate of growth of capital input during the implementation of the different plans. Results indicate that fisheries, and forestry sub-sectors have undergone a declining trend in the productivity of capital input, while field cropping, horticulture, and animal husbandry sub-sectors have experienced increasing trend in the productivity of capital input during the study period. Among the four agricultural sub-sectors, animal husbandry has exhibited a conspicuous performance in utilization of capital input, as it has had the highest productivity growth rate of capital input during the study period. On the other side, capital input has been utilized least effectively, in the fisheries sub-sector for which the growth rate of capital productivity has been negative over the period of the study. Additionally, the results indicate that animal husbandry sub-sector has had the most profitable performance in creating value added per unit of utilized capital input, while fisheries showing the worst performance as viewed: from this perspective.
Productivity , Capital input , Fisheries , Forestry , Field cropping , Horticulture , Animal husbandry
Habibollah, S., Shabani, Z., & Sadr, S. K. (2009). Performance evaluation of agricultural sub-sectors from capital productivity perspective. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Research, 40(1), pp. 1-10.
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