大規模稲作経営における技術・技能向上および規模拡大のコスト低減効果―FAPS-DBを用いたシミュレーション分析―

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of Farming Skill and Farm Size on Production Costs on Large Rice Farms: A Simulation Analysis by FAPS-DB

松倉 誠一, 南石 晃明, 藤井 吉隆, 佐藤 正衛, 長命 洋佑, 宮住 昌志

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Small farm size and high production costs pose major problems for Japanese rice cropping. We used the Farming-systems Analysis and Planning System database (FAPS-DB) to estimate the effect of improving farmers' skills and the effect of scale on the production costs of large-scale rice farming. At a scale of 150 ha, the cost per unit of production decreased to around 88% of those at a scale of 50 ha. In simulation analyses in which all operators are either beginners or experts, the cost per unit of production at a scale of 150 ha were 94% of those at a scale of 50 ha in the beginner scenario and 87% in the expert scenario. Thus, increasing experience is effective at decreasing production costs, especially fixed costs and labor costs. At a scale of 150 ha, a higher level of farming skill achieved a greater reduction of production costs. These results suggest that it is important to provide effective agricultural training in order to reduce production costs at the farm and national levels.
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)35-45
Number of pages11
Journal農業情報研究
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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大規模稲作経営における技術・技能向上および規模拡大のコスト低減効果―FAPS-DBを用いたシミュレーション分析―. / 松倉誠一; 南石晃明; 藤井吉隆; 佐藤正衛; 長命洋佑; 宮住昌志.

In: 農業情報研究, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2015, p. 35-45.

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