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FACTORS AFFECTING ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN MAIZE PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF BORICHA WOREDA IN SIDAMA REGION, ETHIOPIA

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The objective of this paper was to determine the level of efficiency of smallholder maize farmers and to link the observed efficiency to farmers’ socioeconomic and institutional characteristics in Boricha Woreda, Sidama Region of Ethiopia. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 204 sample farmers which were interviewed using structured questionnaire to obtain data pertaining to farm production, input usage, and other variables including socioeconomic and institutional factor. A Cobb-Douglas production function was employed to analyze the data. In the analysis, frontier 4.1c software was used to determine the levels of technical and economic efficiencies. Furthermore, descriptive statistics and a two-limit Tobit regression model were employed. It was established from a stochastic frontier model that maize yield was positively influenced by seed, labor, oxen, farm size, DAP and Urea fertilizers. The mean technical and allocative efficiencies were 72 and 70 percent, respectively while the mean economic efficiency was 53 percent. Tobit model results revealed that efficiency was positively and significantly affected by education, training, membership in cooperatives, access to credit, and family size whereas variables such as age, distance to extension center, distance to market, livestock and off-farm income affected it negatively. Based on the findings of the study policy implications for improvements in economic efficiency and productivity were drawn.

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Efficiency, Maize, Tobit

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"FACTORS AFFECTING ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN MAIZE PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF BORICHA WOREDA IN SIDAMA REGION, ETHIOPIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 7, page no.e755-e770, July-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2107601.pdf

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"FACTORS AFFECTING ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN MAIZE PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF BORICHA WOREDA IN SIDAMA REGION, ETHIOPIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 7, page no. ppe755-e770, July-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2107601.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2107601
Registration ID: 313058
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 7 | Year July-2021
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Page No: e755-e770
Country: Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh, India .
Area: Commerce
ISSN Number: 2349-5162


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