ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dissecting Agricultural Stagnation in Kerala-An Analysis across Crops, Seasons and Regions

An Analysis across Crops, Seasons and Regions K P Kannan K Pushpangadan The authors' analysis indicates that the yield stagnation in agriculture in Kerala is all-pervasive, including in paddy. The observed increase in yield of paddy is not due to any technical change, but to marginal land going out of cultivation. There is thus technological stagnation throughout Kerala's agriculture since the mid-seventies. Farmers have, moreover, resorted to increased mixed cropping to minimise earnings fluctuation from a given acreage.

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