Technical Efficiency of Vegetable Production in Kerala: A Frontier Production Function Approach
This study is confined to the Nemmara block of Palakkad district in Kerala, one of the major vegetable growing tracts in the district. A multi-stage random sampling procedure was adopted, and a sample of 180 growers-60 farmers each for bitter-gourd, snake-gourd and ivy-gourd-was selected for the study, during 2004-05. The stochastic production function of the Cobb-Douglas form was used to determine the technical efficiency. The Mean Technical Efficiency (MTE) was worked out as the ratio of the production of ith farm to the frontier production of the same farm. For bitter-gourd, snake-gourd and ivy-gourd, the mean technical efficiencies were 0.85, 0.91 and 0.58, respectively. Technical efficiency of the individual farms varied widely between 30% and 100%.
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Volume (Year): III (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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