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dc.contributor.authorRahman, S
dc.contributor.authorKazal, M
dc.contributor.authorBegum, I
dc.contributor.authorAlam, M
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-27T07:29:14Z
dc.date.available2016-05-27T07:29:14Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472
dc.identifier.other21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4754
dc.description.abstract

The study assesses international competitiveness, profitability, output supply and input demand of maize production using a farm survey data of 165 farmers from two major maize growing areas (i.e., Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat districts) of northwestern Bangladesh. Results revealed that maize production is globally competitive and, therefore, can successfully substitute its import. Maize production is also profitable at the farm level (Benefit Cost Ratio = 1.21) with no adverse influence of farm size on yield and profitability. Maize farmers are also responsive to changes in market prices of inputs and outputs. A 1% increase in maize price will increase output supply by 0.4%. The most dominant driver of maize supply and other input demands is land. A 1% increase in available land will increase maize supply by a substantial 3.9%. In addition, landless laborers will benefit through an increase in hired labor demand when land area increases. Policy implications include investments in R&D, tenurial reform to consolidate land holding and smooth functioning of the hired labor market in order to increase maize production and profitability in Bangladesh.

dc.format.extent21-21
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publishermdpi
dc.subject38 Economics
dc.subject3801 Applied Economics
dc.subject44 Human Society
dc.titleCompetitiveness, Profitability, Input Demand and Output Supply of Maize Production in Bangladesh
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue2
plymouth.volume6
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agriculture6020021
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalAgriculture
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agriculture6020021
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-05-16
dc.identifier.eissn2077-0472
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargo
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/agriculture6020021
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
plymouth.oa-locationhttp://www.mdpi.com/2077-0472/6/2/21/pdf


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