Matchaya, Greenwell C. (2007): Does size of operated area matter? Evidence from Malawi's agricultural production. Published in: International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD) , Vol. 10, No. 2 (4. December 2007): pp. 114-125.
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The objective of this paper was to examine the relationship between farm size and agricultural productivity using data from Malawi. This paper has examined the relationship using ordinary least squares regression with heteroskedasticity consistent covariance matrix (HC3) standard errors having confirmed absence of endogeneity of farm size. The major finding is that, contrary to the findings of earlier studies which reported a positive relationship, there is strong evidence that probably the post market liberalization period (1990s) became characterized by an inverse farm size productivity relationship. This finding suggests that well-thought-after land and credit market interventions or land redistribution from the rich to the land poor households would possibly raise total output thorough productivity gains.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does size of operated area matter? Evidence from Malawi's agricultural production|
|Keywords:||Farm size; Productivity; Inverse Relationship; Malawi|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q15 - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
|Depositing User:||GREENWELL C MATCHAYA|
|Date Deposited:||27. Dec 2008 05:57|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:42|
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