Farm Size and Productivity : Understanding the Strengths of Smallholders and Improving Their Livelihoods

@inproceedings{Chand2011FarmSA,
  title={Farm Size and Productivity : Understanding the Strengths of Smallholders and Improving Their Livelihoods},
  author={Ramesh Chand and P. A. Lakshmi Prasanna and Aruna Vijay Singh},
  year={2011}
}
During the 1960s and 1970s there was an intense debate on the observed inverse relationship between farm size and per hectare agricultural productivity in India. It was subsequently argued that the higher productivity of smallholdings would disappear with the adoption of superior technology, modernisation and growth in general. However, close to half a century later, National Sample Survey data from the initial years of the 21st century show that smallholdings in Indian agriculture still… CONTINUE READING