Global Journal of Agricultural Economics and Econometrics

Mesay Yami

Agricultural Department, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethiopia


  • Perspective   
    Technical Efficiency on Investigation of Smallholder Irrigated Cotton Producers
    Author(s): Mesay Yami*

    This study assesses the level of technical efficiency and its determinants of smallholder irrigated cotton farmers in the Middle Awash Valley of Northeastern Ethiopia. A multi stage purposive random sampling procedure was employed to select 74 irrigated cotton farmers from Amibara district of Afar region. A well-structured questionnaire and field observations were employed to collect relevant information from respondents. Data collected were analyzed using relevant econometric techniques. The results from stochastic frontier analysis indicated that elasticity’s of mean output for cotton area, labor cost, and irrigation frequency were positive while those of seed and pesticide costs were negative. The joint effects of socioeconomic and farm specific variables influenced technical efficiency but individual effects of some variables were not significant. Mean technical efficiency l.. Read More»

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