Economics of Share-Cropping in Haryana (India) Agriculture

Author: F. S. Bagi
Publication Year : 1981

This study shows that most share -croppers are small farmers. There is some evidence that technical efficiency is lower on share-cropping farms. There is significant allocative inefficiency on both share-cropping and owner-operated farms, but neither group has definite advantage in allocating every input. Above all, there does not seem to be any inherent inefficiencies in the “voluntary sharecropping system”. Share-croppers make intensive use of labour, and in the absence of gainful off-farm employment opportunities, share-cropping provides them necessary supplementary income.

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