General Trend Analysis of Some Economic Variables for ‎Potato Crop in Tartous

Louay Mohamad(1) Fayez Al-Mokdad(2)  Eyad Al-Khaled(1) and Nedal Darwesh(3)

(1). General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS), Damascus, Syria.

(2). Socio-economic Studies Research Administration, General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR), Damascus, Syria.

(3). Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Syria.

(*Corresponding: Eng. Louay Mohamad. E-Mail:

Received: 02/05/2019                               Accepted: 01/10/2019


The research was carried out to study the development of the area and production of potato crop in Tartous governorate during the period from 1990 to 2018 and the most important components of the production process for this cultivation, by analyzing a time series that includes production, area, yield and costs related to this crop, and it was used to analyze this series the Stability Sequential Test, Dicky Fuller Test and Unit Root Test) using EVIEWS software. The results of the study showed that there were significant differences between the areas planted with potatoes, production and the cost of production before and after the crisis.

Key words: Economic efficiency, Production function, Mathematical modeling, Autocorrelation function, Dickie Fuller test, Potato, Syria.

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