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Estimating Economic Efficiency in Paddy Farms: A Case of Northwest Selangor IADP


Radam, Alias and Latiff, Ismail (1996) Estimating Economic Efficiency in Paddy Farms: A Case of Northwest Selangor IADP. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 4 (1). pp. 77-82. ISSN 0128-7702


Economic efficiency can be measured as allocative and technical efficiency. A study to measure the technical, allocative and economic efficiency of paddy farms using the probabilistic frontier production function was carried out. Results showed that the sample paddy farmers under study are economically inefficient. There is still in technical efficiency a 15 percent potential for in creasing the output of farmers, and a 35 percent potential in allocative efficiency to increase output optimally. The government should therefore play a part in directing education, extension, and social change and provide institutional support in order to improve the farmers' efficiency technically and allocatively.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: frontier production function, allocative efficiency, technical efficiency and economic efficiency.
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 02:23
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3119
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