Jaime, Mónica M. and Salazar, César A. (2009): Capital social y eficiencia técnica de los pequeños agricultores de trigo de la Región del Bío Bío.
Download (268kB) | Preview
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the determinants of technical efficiency of wheat small farmers in Bío Bío Region, especially to investigate the relation between social capital, measured through participation in organizations, and technical efficiency. Using information of the VII Agricultural and Forestry Survey, a stochastic frontier production function was estimated. The results show that age, level of education, size of the farmer activity, degree of specialization, technology and agro-climatic zones are able to explain individual technical efficiency levels. Special importance receives participation in organizations in the achievement of higher technical efficiency levels, principally in low productivities zones. Specifically, participation in cooperatives deeply explains the improvements in efficiency in most of the cases. Characteristics related to the business model and productive aims that they exhibit, could help to explain these results.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Capital social y eficiencia técnica de los pequeños agricultores de trigo de la Región del Bío Bío|
|English Title:||Social Capital and technical efficiency of wheat small farmers in the Bío Bío Region (Chile)|
|Keywords:||Technical efficiency, Stochastic frontier production function, Participation in organizations, Social capital.|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C13 - Estimation: General
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D20 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C31 - Cross-Sectional Models ; Spatial Models ; Treatment Effect Models ; Quantile Regressions ; Social Interaction Models
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:||Cesar A. Salazar|
|Date Deposited:||10. Sep 2009 06:42|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:34|
Agarwal, B. (2001). Participatory exclusions, community forestry, and gender: an analysis for South Asia and a conceptual framework. World Development 29(10):1623-1648.
Aigner, D., Lovell, C., and P. Schmidt (1977). Formulation and estimation of stochastic frontier production models, Journal of Econometrics 6:21-37.
Aker, J. (2007). Social networks and household welfare in Tanzania: working together to get out of poverty. Journal of African Economies (revise and resubmit).
Amaza, P., and J. Olayemi (2002). Analysis of technical ineficiency in food crop production in Gombe State, Nigeria. Applied Economics Letters 9:51-54.
Amtmann, C., Mujica, F. y Vera, B. (1998). Pequeña agricultura en la región de Los Lagos. Valdivia, Chile. Universidad Austral de Chile.
Battese, G. and T. Coelli (1992). Frontier production functions, technical efficiency and Panel Data: With Application to Paddy Farmers in India”, Journal of Productivity Analysis 3:153-169.
Battese, G. and T. Coelli (1995). A model for technical inefficiency effects in a stochastic frontier production function for panel data, Empirical Economics 20:325-332.
Battese, G., Rambaldi, N., and G. Wan (1997). A stochastic frontier production functions with flexible risk properties. Journal of Productivity Analysis 8:269–80.
Bauer, P. (1990). Recent developments in the econometric estimation of frontiers, Journal of Econometrics 46:39-56.