Overview for The Ginger Economy of Kerala
Ginger is one of the prominent crops in the spice economy of India. India is the one of the largest producer and a major exporter of ginger in the world. The finest quality ginger comes from Kerala. Since Kerala accounts for about 25% of production and about 70% of export, the export of ginger from Indian depends on to a very large extent the ginger economy of Kerala. This book thoroughly examines the various aspects related to trends in area, production and yield per hectare, acreage response, cost of cultivation, marketing and export of ginger. In order to analyze the data, two important models, namely, exponential function model and nerlovian model have been used. In addition, the Mac Bean Index is employed to measure the instability of ginger export. This book will be of interest not only to the students and scholars of agricultural economics but also to policymakers.
Leena George (Author)
Dr. Leena George is currently Selection Grade Lecturer in Economics, Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam, Kerala where she has been teaching since 1982. Leena George obtained her M.A. degree in Economics in 1981 from Cochin University of Science and Technology. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1997. She has several research articles to her credit.