Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
An economic analysis of production of peanut in Nad Ali district, Helmand province Afghanistan
Author(s): Ali Ahmad, Sor Gul Sandakhil, Mohammad Hasham Popal, Abdul Wali Hemat, Baryalai Rafi
Abstract: The present research entitled “An Economic Analysis of Production of Peanut in Nad Ali District Helmand Province - Afghanistan” was carried out during the year 2018. The main objectives of the study are to analyze per hectare costs of peanut production and to examine the returns and profitability of peanut on different size farm groups. Out of the total villages of Nad Ali District, in total six (6) villages and (60) respondents were selected randomly. Family and hired human labour utilization is 2852 Af/ha. in different size farm groups. The cost of cultivation of peanut per hectare in small, medium and large farm groups is Af. 65100.1, Af. 66213.3 and Af. 66863.4 respectively. Overall, estimated gross return of peanut was Af/ha 208695.60 and obtained net return was Af/ha 142636.67, the benefit received on per Afghani investment was 2.16. The average yield per hectare of peanut came to 3998 kg and the cost of production, on an average was worked out to 66058.93 AF/ha. on the sample farm groups.