Huynh-Truong, Huy (2009): Technical efficiency of rice producing households in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Published in: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development , Vol. 6, No. 2 (December 2009): pp. 35-50.
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Technical Efficiency (TE) is defined as an estimation of the ability of a household to produce the maximum output with the given inputs. It is usually estimated by using the data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Data collected from 261 rice farming households in the Mekong Delta were used in the empirical analysis. Results show that the average TE among the surveyed households is above 76% in both the Constant (CRS) and the Variable Returns to Scale (VRS). The average scale efficiency score for these rice producing households is nearly one. The determinants of the quantity of rice or yields and of the TE for the households are significantly related with some variables such as the plot size, seed, and hired labor cost. However, technical inefficiency significantly depends on the farmers’ farming experience and adoption of advanced farming practices.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Technical efficiency of rice producing households in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam|
|English Title:||Technical efficiency of rice-producing households in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam|
|Keywords:||Technical efficiency, rice-producing household|
|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
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
|Depositing User:||Huynh Truong Huy|
|Date Deposited:||09. Jun 2011 11:01|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 01:23|
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