HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Economics of hybrid rice

A. Janaiah | M I. Ahmed

Discipline: Agriculture, Socioeconomics



Input-output data on hybrid seed production were obtained from seed growers' farms under private companies and a nongovernment organization (KVK, Gaddipally, Andhra Pradesh) from 1992-93 to 1994-95. Using these data, we studied the cost-return profile of F1 seed production. The F1 seed yield was only 560 kg ha-1 when it was produced for the first time in 1992-93, but it increased to 1,385 kg ha-1 in 1994-95. The average total cost of F1 seed production was Rs 23,840 ha-1.