ALTERNATIVE FARM PLANS FOR VAGETABLE FARMERS A HIGHER PROFIT MARGIN AND EFFICIENCY IN USING OPTIMUM RESOURCE STYLE ASSALAMEYYAH REGION AS AMODEL
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2017, Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 49-58
AbstractThe research aims at achieving economical objectives represented by increasing pure profit of distance unit for various crops in the light of economical resources characterized with their limits in order to meet the needs of the desired plans for the farmer to be able to achieve his objectives efficiently. Linear programming style is one of the economical planning styles at farm level. It is characterized by its ability to handle and solve problems that face the projects represented by optimum allocation of the rare resources among the available alternative uses to achieve the required objective. To achieve that, the study was performed on vegetable farms in Assalameyyah Region belonging to Al-Namroud sub-district irrigated by Assalameyyah irrigation project as a model for applying the alternative farm economical plans. The model is represented by increasing objective function in the light of (11) possible and available activity and (6) limits (land, seeds, compound fertilizer, Urea fertilizer, combating materials and capital). Some attempts on the model were performed and the productive plan (optimum plan) obtained at the level of sample (70) farmers in (10) villages within the project area. The analysis results indicated that it has achieved a total margin more than the achieved total margin according to the prevailed structure in the region at an average (11127%) for the sample. The results also indicated to the presence of a surplus in most of the productive resources except land resource which refers to the inefficiency in using and wastage of those resources. Sensitivity analysis was performed on the model to analyze the supposed changes. The test included raising the costs of the productive requirements at a rate (10%). Then , the prices of selling the planted crops at a rate (10%). The results of test analyzing referred to achieving total margin more than the achieved total margin according to the current productive plan in the region for the first case. In the second case , the results achieved a total margin less than the achieved total margin according to the current productive plan..
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