Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Monsoon Rain?fed Sesame Production in Myanmar: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

Aung Ko Latt, Kazuhiko Hotta, Teruaki Nanseki, 堀田 和彦, 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.
元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)177-184
ページ数8
ジャーナルJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
56
発行部数1
出版物ステータス出版済み - 2 2011

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