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Application of Stochastic Frontier Model for Poultry Broiler Production: Evidence from Dhaka and Kishoreganj Districts, Bangladesh



    () (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT),Dhaka, Bangladesh.)


This paper analyses the technical efficiency of poultry broiler production in Bangladesh from a sample of 100 poultry farmers selected from Savar and Dhamrai upazilla under Dhaka district and Bajitpur and Kuliarchar upazilla under Kishoreganj district. Stochastic parametric technique was used to analyse the technical efficiency of poultry farmers. Results show that among different input factors, doc size and feed input play crucial role in broiler output. Estimated mean technical efficiencies were 43%, 52% and 68% for small, medium and large farms respectively. The difference in the level of technical efficiency postulates the existence of further opportunities for broiler farmers to escalate their meat productivity and income through enhancements in their technical efficiency. Different observed socioeconomic variables related to farming experience, age, education, family size, training, credit, extension contact and regular medication are found to be negative and significantly related to technical inefficiency.

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  • Hassan, Md.Mahmudul, 2018. "Application of Stochastic Frontier Model for Poultry Broiler Production: Evidence from Dhaka and Kishoreganj Districts, Bangladesh," Bangladesh Development Studies, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), vol. 41(01), pages 65-87, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:badest:0818

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    More about this item


    Meat Production; Technical Efficiency; Frontier Analysis; Poultry Farmers;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets


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