Analysis of technical efficiency of monsoon rain-fed sesame production in Myanmar: A stochastic frontier approach

Aung Ko Latt, Kazuhiko Hotta, Teruaki Nanseki

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This study was designed to estimate the level of technical efficiency of sesame farmers in Myanmar. The primary cross-sectional household survey data for rain-fed sesame production in 2008 rainy season collected from the randomly selected samples of 115 farmers were used in the analyzing model. A stochastic frontier production function was applied in a single-stage process using FRONTIER-4.1 computer program to estimate technical efficiency and to know the factors affecting the sesame yield. The results showed that technical efficiency indices range from 54 to 97 percent for sample farmers with an average of 85 percent. This indicates that there is a scope for further increasing sesame production by improving resources use efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume56
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011

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household surveys
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wet season
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  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Analysis of technical efficiency of monsoon rain-fed sesame production in Myanmar : A stochastic frontier approach. / Latt, Aung Ko; Hotta, Kazuhiko; Nanseki, Teruaki.

In: Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Vol. 56, No. 1, 01.02.2011, p. 177-184.

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