African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Calculation of peanut production cost and functional analysis in Osmaniye Province of Turkey

HaÅŸim ÖzüdoÄŸru
Faculty of Industrial Arts Education, Gazi University, 06830 GölbaÅŸi/Ankara/Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 December 2010
  •  Published: 04 February 2011

Abstract

 

The aim of this study is to determine the physical input quantity used in peanut production and unit cost, and to make the functional analysis of the aforementioned production in the farms of Osmaniye province. The data used in the study belongs to 2009 growing season and they are collected by finite population sampling method from 44 farms in the 27 villages of 6 counties in Osmaniye province. The inputs used per decare in peanut production are determined as follows respectively: 1 h male labor force, 0.54 h tractor traction, 8.60 kg seed, 21.40 fertilizer and 0.25 kg pesticide in averages. 1 kg peanut cost is 1.10 TL in 2009 prices. The  QUOTE  function is determined by using Cobb-Douglas production function analysis between production and inputs used.  QUOTE  QUOTE   Multiple correlation coefficient (R2) is 0.578. The sum of production elasticities for production function is  QUOTE  .

 

Key words: Turkey, peanut, cost, Cobb-Douglas production function.