Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Utpal Kumar De

Utpal Kumar De

Shillong, 793022, Meghalaya

  • Research Article
    Crop Diversification in Assam and Use of Modern Inputs under Changing Climatic Condition
    Author(s): Utpal Kumar De and Kamal BodosaUtpal Kumar De and Kamal Bodosa

    This paper tried to analyse the spatio-temporal trend of crop diversification in Assam over the last fifty years. It is pursued through changes in land allocation for the cultivation of various crops and also examined by the changing index of crop diversification. Here, Herfindahl Index is used to understand diversification and locational quotient is used to measure regional crop concentration. The result shows that in almost all districts, crop specialization has been taking place and more so in the last phase of our study period. The hilly and backward districts recorded more diversification but towards lower value crops, in accordance with the changing water availability, weather pattern, access to credit and risk. It goes against the normal feature of crop diversification where farmers diversify in favour of high value crops. Employing Random Effect GLS Robust Regression and Fixed Ef.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000120

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