Technical Efficiency in Bitter Gourd Production
AbstractEfficiency of a farm refers to its performance in the utilization of the resources at its disposal. The present study was undertaken in Thrissur and Palakkad districts of Kerala to examine the technical efficiency in bitter gourd production. The primary data was collected from 80 bitter gourd farmers through personal interview method using well-structured and pre-tested interview schedules. The technical efficiency was estimated using stochastic frontier function. The analysis of efficiency revealed the Mean Technical Efficiency of Nemmara and Pazhayannur as 0.79 and 0.84 respectively. The frequency distribution of sample farmers according to the farm-specific technical efficiency showed that 50-60% of the farmers in both the areas lay in an efficiency level of 80-90%. However, findings of this study concluded that the farmers of Pazhayannur were found to be more technically efficient than those of Nemmara, in the production of bitter gourd. Such studies would help the producers know whether it is possible to raise the productivity by improving the level of efficiency, without any increase in the resource base.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Volume (Year): V (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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