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Agricultural instability and farm poverty in India


, : Agricultural instability and farm poverty in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics 44(1): 1-16

Variation in yields continues to be the most important risk faced by farmers in India. Coefficients of variation are calculated for different crops and by region. It is argued that regional specialization would be highly beneficial. Trends in per ha income are also calculated, noting significant income rises in some states when current prices are used, but a general downward trend using constant prices.

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