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Title: Technical Efficiency in Intensive Rainfed Cropping Systems
Contributor(s): Villano, R  (author); Lucas, MP (author); Pandey, S (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Farming in the rainfed lowlands of northwest Luzon, Philippines, is highly intensive,diversified, and commercialised. The cropping-system is predominantly rice-based in the wetseason and high-value cash crops are grown during the dry season. Using panel data from100 randomly selected farmers, a stochastic input distance function is used to investigatetechnical efficiencies and scope economies in this environment. The average technicalefficiency estimates over the four-year period was 68 per cent. Results also show thatsignificant scope economies exist between rice and the major dry-season crops of garlic andmungbean. Scope diseconomies exist between rice and maize.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Icfai Journal of Agricultural Economics, 3(4), p. 18-33
Publisher: Icfai University Press
Place of Publication: Hyderabad
ISSN: 0973-2276
Field of Research (FOR): 140201 Agricultural Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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