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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) (KAR id:3101)

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Abstract

Despite record national output in the early years of this decade there is widespreadconcern that rice yields in Bangladesh are below those attainable, and that given futurepopulation growth this may constrain achievement of food security and poverty reductionobjectives. A frequent response to this problem is that farmers could close the gap betweenactual farm yields and potential yields identified in field trials if farmers who are technicallyinefficient could improve their current farming practices. This paper estimates and explainstechnical efficiency for a sample of rice farmers in Bangladesh employing Bayesian methods.The results provide insights into the distribution of technical efficiency and identify importantinfluences 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: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 14 May 2008 07:00 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 15:28 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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