India's wheat economy: will demand be a constraint or supply?

Gandhi, Vasant P., Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Mullen, John (2004) India's wheat economy: will demand be a constraint or supply? Economic and Political Weekly, 39. pp. 4737-4746.

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Abstract

This study examines the characteristics of India's expanding wheat economy, addressing questions on the nature of production and consumption, demand and wheat markets, and the prospects of production growth. The analysis indicates that wheat production is concentrated and growth is driven predominantly by yield increases, and to some extent by a shift in area from other crops. Future growth is likely to be constrained on both these counts. Also, a demand gap may emerge in the future depending on income and population growth, posing a challenge to India's agriculture, food security and economy.

Item ID: 10259
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 0012-9976
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 03:14
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910205 Industry Policy @ 100%
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