THE PROFITABILITY OF TOMATO PRODUCTION IN IRAQ
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2012, Volume 40, Issue 0, Pages 63-72
The aim of this study is to calculate the profitability and comparative advantage of tomato production in Iraq by using policy analysis matrix (PAM). The study was carried out by taking primary data through deliberate sample from tomato producing area in karbala province . the secondary data were taken from all sources related to study(official directorates, sale agencies …etc) .The result showed that the revenues wereID 750000 I on in private prices , and the costs of tradable inputs in private prices were ID 28930 ton of production and the cost of domestic resources were ID 230315.8 on of production in private prices ,and the private profits were ID 490754 .2 on of production .The revenues in social prices were ID 615960 on of production and the cost of tradable inputs in social prices were ID16503.9 ton of production and the cost of domestic resources in social prices was ID 234068.78 on of production and the social profits were ID 365387.3 on of production The results also showed that there is a comparative advantage in tomato production in Karbala province as the value of DRC was 0.39 and the commodity system was subsidized by the government according to PSR value which was 20.35%.
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