Technical Efficiency Estimates for Sarawak Pepper Farming: A Comparative Analysis

Radam, Alias and Ismail, Mohd. Mansor (1999) Technical Efficiency Estimates for Sarawak Pepper Farming: A Comparative Analysis. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 7 (2). pp. 103-110. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

Estimating technical efficiency of production technology is important for policy purposes. Four production frontiers consisting of parametric and nonparametric functions were analysed to estimate technical efficiency ratios on a sample of pepper farms in Sarawak. The methodologies employed produced different estimates, distributions, and rankings of efficiency ratios. The nonparametric estimates were greater than parametric estimates except under stochastic parametric method. Due to the large differences in technical efficiency results, recommendation for policy purpose should not be made without prior detailed analysis of each method.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:technical efficiency, Sarawak pepper farming, comparative analysis
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3257
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
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