Okoye, B.C and Agbaeze, C.C and Asumugha, G.N and Aniedu, O.C and Mbanaso, E.N.A (2009): Small is Beautiful: Empirical Evidence of an Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Productive Efficiency in Small-Holder Cassava Production in Ideato North LGA of Imo State.
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This study examined the relationship between farm size and technical efficiency in small holder cassava production in Ideato LGA of Imo state using data from a 2008 farm-level survey of 90 rural households. The study showed a strong inverse relationship between farm size and technical efficiency. Smaller farms are found to be more technically efficient, than larger farms. These results favour land redistribution policies targeted towards giving lands to the small-holder farmers. Policies of de-emphasizing cassava production in the estate sector while encouraging it in smallholdings will foster equity and efficiency.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Small is Beautiful: Empirical Evidence of an Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Productive Efficiency in Small-Holder Cassava Production in Ideato North LGA of Imo State|
|Keywords:||Farm Size, Productivity and Technical Efficiency|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency ; Cost-Benefit Analysis
|Depositing User:||B.C Okoye|
|Date Deposited:||26. Sep 2009 06:46|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 12:14|
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