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Micro-Farming Situation Observed through Manual Discriminant Analysis


  • Basu, Debabrata
  • Goswami, Rupak
  • Banerjee, Sudipta


Micro-farming situation is a relatively homogeneous farming situation conceptualised by the farmers themselves on the basis of certain agro-ecological and socio-economic criteria. These criteria are more holistic in its coverage than those used during identifying conventional recommendation domains. The article outlines the rationale of observing a micro-farming situation, proposes a method to carry on such exercises and points to certain areas of further research. Not only technology positioning, but also a methodological insight can be developed from such exercises. With some modifications this can be used as a participatory research tool during the study of farming systems, especially in the resource-poor CRD agriculture.

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  • Basu, Debabrata & Goswami, Rupak & Banerjee, Sudipta, 2006. "Micro-Farming Situation Observed through Manual Discriminant Analysis," MPRA Paper 20626, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20626

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    1. Goswami, Rupak & Biswas, Malay Sankar & Basu, Debabrata, 2009. "Validation of Participatory Farming Situation Identification: Case of Rainfed Rice Cultivation in Selected Area of West Bengal, India," Working Papers/Conference Papers 97599, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Integrated Rural Development and Management Faculty Centre.

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    microfarming situation; manual discriminant analysis; recommendation domain; micro-planning; sustainable agriculture;

    JEL classification:

    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries


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