Analysis of technical efficiency of smallholder maize farmers in Northern lao PDR: Case study of paklay district, sayaboury province

Vanisaveth Viengpasith, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Goshi Sato

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This study estimated the level of technical efficiency of smallholder maize farmers in Paklay district, Sayaboury province, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Primary data for the study was collected through the use of a set of structured questionnaires administered to 178 smallholder maize farmers in three villages in the study area. A stochastic frontier production function was used to estimate technical efficiency and to identify socioeconomic characteristics influencing technical efficiency in maize production. The key finding was that the mean technical efficiency of smallholder maize farmers was 85%. Major contributing factors to technical efficiency were educational levels, experience, farm size, agricultural group membership, and credit access.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)309-315
ページ数7
ジャーナルJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
57
発行部数1
出版物ステータス出版済み - 2 1 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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