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Title: TECHNICAL AND RESOURCE-USE-EFFICIENCY AMONG SMALLHOLDER RICE FARMERS IN NORTHERN GHANA
Authors: Konja, D.T.
Mabe, F. N
Alhassan, H.
Keywords: Stochastic frontier analysis
margina
value
product
marginal
actor
cost
technical efficiency
resource-use efficiency
rice farmers
Tolon district
Ghana
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;Issue 1
Abstract: This study seeks to estimate technical and resource-use efficiency in the Northern Region. Multistage sampling technique was used to collect cross-sectional data from 126 smallholder rice farmers in Tolon District of Northern Region, Ghana. The stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) was used to analyse the driving factors of rice output and measure the technical efficiency level of farmers while the marginal value product– marginal factor cost (MVP-MFC) approach was used to estimate the efficiency of resource use in rice production. The results from the SFA show that, apart from weedicide, factors such as farm size, quantity of weedicide, and fertiliser used have positive effects on output of rice. However, apart from farm size, factors such as weedicide, fertiliser, and seedwere overutilised in production. Technical efficient varied widely among rice farmers, ranging from 11% to 98% with a mean of 75%. Technical inefficient of farmers was influenced by age, extension, household size, years of education, and credit. The study recommends that a farm-level policy directed towards the stimulation of extensionwork throughmotivation to give the rural farmhouseholds the needed training on farm management to improve productivity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2832
ISSN: 2331-1932
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

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