Ahmad, Munir and Chaudhry, Ghulam Mustafa and Iqbal, Muhammad (2002): Wheat Productivity, Efficiency, and Sustainability: A Stochastic Production Frontier Analysis. Published in: The Pakistan Development Review , Vol. 4, No. 41 (2002): pp. 643-663.
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This paper uses the farm-level survey data to estimate the stochastic frontier production function incorporating inefficiency effects. Sufficient evidence of positive relationship between wheat productivity and higher and balanced use of fertiliser nutrients was present. The productivity showed an inverse relationship with the proportionate farm area allocated to rice production and illustrated no association with the proportion of farm area under cotton. The average technical efficiency at wheat farms was about 68 percent. An inverse relationship was observed between technical efficiency and farm size. The farmers with greater access to credit and located closer to the markets were found more efficient. The small farmers are not only producing at a lower level but are also operating relatively farther from the production frontier. The results also revealed that wheat growers in Punjab are comparatively more efficient than their counterparts in Sindh and NWFP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Pakistan Institute of Development Economics|
|Original Title:||Wheat Productivity, Efficiency, and Sustainability: A Stochastic Production Frontier Analysis|
|Keywords:||stochastic frontier production function; technical efficiency; small farmer; Pakistan; productivity|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q10 - General
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Iqbal|
|Date Deposited:||22. Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 18:29|
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