Technical Efficiency in Swamp and Upland Rice Production in Osun State

Bamiro, O. M. and Aloro, J.O. (2013) Technical Efficiency in Swamp and Upland Rice Production in Osun State. Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science, 3 (1). pp. 31-37. ISSN ISSN 2276-7118

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This study examined the technical efficiency in both technical efficiency of upland and swamp rice production in Osun State. Proportional sampling technique was employed to collect data from 96 swamp rice farmers and 94 upland rice farmers. Descriptive statistics and stochastic production frontier were employed for data analysis. The mean technical efficiency of swamp rice farmers and upland rice farmers are 99% and 56% respectively. This indicates that the swamp rice farmers are more efficient than the upland rice farmers. Technical efficiency in swamp rice production is negatively influenced by gender, the volume of credit have inefficiency increasing effect in upland rice production. Hence, male swamp rice farmers should buck up their efficiency while the upland rice farmers should reduce the volume of credit acquired per production season.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 20:30
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:20

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