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Inefficiency in rice production and land use: a panel study of Japanese rice farmers

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  • Kazuo Ogawa

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An empirical analysis was conducted on the behavior of Japanese rice producers from the standpoint of efficiency in production using the panel data of the Rice Production Cost Statistics by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The stochastic frontier production function was estimated and the inefficiency indices of production were calculated. Based on this information, the efficient and inefficient rice producers were identified, and the factor demand behavior and characteristics of the land use for rice production were compared. We find that the production-efficient certified farmers lowered the land utilization rate of paddy for rice production greatly.

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  • Kazuo Ogawa, 2020. "Inefficiency in rice production and land use: a panel study of Japanese rice farmers," The Japanese Economic Review, Springer, vol. 71(4), pages 641-669, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecrev:v:71:y:2020:i:4:d:10.1007_s42973-019-00015-w
    DOI: 10.1007/s42973-019-00015-w
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    Keywords

    Stochastic frontier production function; Productivity; Factor demand; Land use; Rice production adjustment;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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