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AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA

K Ogundari
S.O. Ojo

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APA 6th Edition
Ogundari, K. & Ojo, S.O. (2006). AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 7 (3), 423-432. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379
MLA 8th Edition
Ogundari, K and S.O. Ojo. "AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA." Journal of Central European Agriculture, vol. 7, no. 3, 2006, pp. 423-432. https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ogundari, K and S.O. Ojo. "AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA." Journal of Central European Agriculture 7, no. 3 (2006): 423-432. https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379
Harvard
Ogundari, K., and Ojo, S.O. (2006). 'AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA', Journal of Central European Agriculture, 7(3), pp. 423-432. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379 (Accessed 30 November 2021)
Vancouver
Ogundari K, Ojo SO. AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA. Journal of Central European Agriculture [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2021 November 30];7(3):423-432. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379
IEEE
K. Ogundari and S.O. Ojo, "AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL FARMS: THE CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN OSUN STATE OF NIGERIA", Journal of Central European Agriculture, vol.7, no. 3, pp. 423-432, 2006. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379. [Accessed: 30 November 2021]

Abstracts
This study examined empirically production effi ciency of cassava farms in Osun state of Nigeria using farm level data. The stochastic frontier production and cost function model was used to predict the farm level technical and economic effi ciencies respectively. The predicted technical effi ciency and economic effi ciency are the basis for estimating allocative effi ciency of the farms. Estimated results however, show that cassava farms in the study area exhibit decreasing positive return-to-scale giving the value of return to scale (RTS) of 0.840 obtained from the analysis, meaning that cassava farmers were effi cient in allocating their resources. Additionally, the analysis reveal that predicted effi ciency measure disaggregated into technical (TE), economic (EE) and allocative effi ciency (AE) with a view of examining not only TE but EE and AE when measuring productivity shows that mean TE, EE and AE of 0.903,0.89 and 0.807 were obtained from the analysis respectively meaning that TE appears to be more signifi cant than AE as a source of gain in EE. The policy implication of these fi ndings point to the fact that cassava farms in the study area were effi cient in allocating their resources considering their scope of operation and the limited resources.

Keywords
Cassava; Smallholder farms; Technical; Economic; Allocative Effi ciencies

Hrčak ID: 17379

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/17379

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