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Title: TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF RICE PRODUCTION AT THE TONO IRRIGATION SCHEME IN NORTHERN GHANA
Authors: Donkoh, S. A.
Ayambila, S.
Abdulai, S.
Keywords: Rice
Stochastic frontier model
Technical efficiency
Tono irrigation scheme
Translog production function
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: SCIENCEDOMAIN International
Series/Report no.: Vol. 3;Issue 1
Abstract: Aim: To investigate the determinants of technical efficiency of rice farmers at Tono Irrigation Project. Study Design: Cross sectional. Place and Duration: The Kassena-Nankana District of Upper East Region of Ghana in the 2007/2008 cropping season. Methodology: One-step estimation of the Stochastic Frontier Model. Results: The technical efficiency estimates ranged from 0.41 to 1.00 with a mean value of 0.81. The factors that determined farmers’ technical efficiency included education and the adoption of modern inputs such as seeds and chemical fertilizers. Conclusion: The sustainability of the farmers’ high efficiency will be dependent on the continuous support they receive in the areas of input supply and education, among others.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/990
ISSN: 2231-0606
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

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