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Examining the technical efficiency of rice producers in Bangladesh

Balcombe, Kelvin, Fraser, Iain M, Rahman, Mizanur, Smith, Laurence (2007) Examining the technical efficiency of rice producers in Bangladesh. Journal of International Development, 19 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0954-1748. (doi:10.1002/jid.1284) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Despite record national output in the early years of this decade there is widespread

concern that rice yields in Bangladesh are below those attainable, and that given future

population growth this may constrain achievement of food security and poverty reduction

objectives. A frequent response to this problem is that farmers could close the gap between

actual farm yields and potential yields identified in field trials if farmers who are technically

inefficient could improve their current farming practices. This paper estimates and explains

technical efficiency for a sample of rice farmers in Bangladesh employing Bayesian methods.

The results provide insights into the distribution of technical efficiency and identify important

influences on rice growing.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/jid.1284
Uncontrolled keywords: technical efficiency; Bayesian methods; stochastic frontiers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 14 May 2008 07:00 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3101 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fraser, Iain M: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4689-6020
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