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Analytical Techniques for Decision Making in Agriculture

S.S. Raju (Author) Rajani Jain (Author) Ahuja Astha (Author)

The present book on “Analytical Techniques for Decision Making in Agriculture” is to focus on data analysis methods with sophisticated algorithms for processing large volumes of data which has opened up exciting opportunities for analyzing data in newer ways.

This book will provide knowledge on various analytical techniques which the academicians can apply to data sets from their respective domains and present the model which can help in forecasting, prediction, classification or decision making. It is conceived with an idea to provide insight to the readers about the enormous potential of analytical tools and to explore it in the area of agriculture.

It aims to achieve the following objectives: 1. To improve understanding of the basic concepts and tools for socio-economic and agricultural data management and analysis for taking decisions in agriculture based on large data sets. 2. To sensitize and expose readers to various econometric methods and models for agricultural decision making.

This book presents recent advances in methods for efficient data analysis, management, quantitative and analytical tools used in agricultural decision making.

The book is a tool of information that will serve the readers to keep abreast of knowledge and techniques in this broad field. The book also is an inspiration for further theoretical and practical pursuits which will open up exciting opportunities for analyzing data in newer ways.

Contents: Preface. 1. Estimating performance of agriculture in India/Ramesh Chand. 2. Total factor productivity using data envelopment analysis: a case study of district level analysis in Bihar agriculture/Rajni Jain and Ashok Mittal. 3. Assessing performance of various crops based on alternative approaches: a case of Punjab/S.S. Raju, Ramesh Chand, S.K. Srivastava, Amrit Pal Kaur, Jaspal Singh, Rajni Jain and Kingsly Immaneulraj. 4. Agricultural risk and insurance in India/S.S. Raju, Ramesh Chand and Sonia Chauhan. 5. Priority setting in Indian agriculture: concept and methods/Sant Kumar. 6. Simultaneous equations: theory and applications in agriculture/Smita Sirohi and Bishwa Bhaskar Choudhary. 7. Short run forecast of food inflation using ARIMA: a combination approach/S.K. Srivastava. 8. Impact assessment of natural resource conservation programmes: a case study of watersheds/Subhash Chand. 9. Technologies for conservation agriculture/Usha Ahuja. 10. Agricultural prices and market intelligence in India/Raka Saxena and S. Pavithra. 11. Spatial market integration: a case of indian milk and ghee markets/Sunil Kumar Singh, Balwant Singh Chandel and Shiv Kumar. 12. Decision making pattern of potato farmers in India/Rajesh K. Rana. 13. Supply side constraints in raising pulses production/A. Amarender Reddy. 14. Volumetric assessment of groundwater irrigation in major crops in Punjab/S.K. Srivastava, Ramesh Chand, S.S. Raju, Rajni Jain, I. Kingsly,Jatinder Sachdeva, Jaspal Singh and Amrit Pal Kaur. 15. Various elementary concepts of sample surveys/Hukum Chandra. 16. Bioinformatics application in agricultural research/A.K. Mishra, Amrender Kumar and A.K. Jain. 17. Development of pests forewarning system in crops/Amrender Kumar and A.K. Mishra. 18. ICT Initiatives for human resource development in agricultural education e-KrishiShiksha: an e-learning portal on agricultural education/R.C. Goyal, Sudeep Marwaha, Rajni Bala Grover, Rama Dahiya. 19. Introduction to geographic information system/Prachi Misra Sahoo. 20. AGRIdaksh: A tool for development of online expert systems for crops/Sudeep Marwaha. 21. ICT in Agriculture/U.B. Angadi and K.K. Chaturvedi. 22. Database and expert system on animal feed resources: a case study/U.B. Angadi, S. Jash, Letha Devi and S. Anandan. 23. Extraction of NSSO data using SPSS/Rajni Jain. 24. Data Center and its Services in ICAR 299/N. Srinivasa Rao, A.K. Choubey, Alka Arora, Sudeep Marwaha, Mukesh Kumar, Subhash Chand and R.K. Saini. 25. Unit-level cost of cultivation data: extraction and retrieving procedure/S.K. Srivastava, S.S. Raju, Amrit Pal Kaur, Jaspal Singh, Rajni Jain, I. Kingly and Jatinder Sachdeva. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Analytical Techniques for Decision Making in Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.05.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351247661
length x+320p., Figures; Tables