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Title: Technical efficiency of organic fertilizer in small farms of Nicaragua: 1998-2005
Authors: Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto
Keywords: Technical efficiency
LSMS
organic fertilizer
small farm
panel data.
Issue Date: 2011-02-04
Series/Report no.: African Journal of Business Management
Vol 5 (3) pp 967-973
Abstract: This article applies frontier production function analysis to small farms in Nicaragua during 1998-2005 (Battese and Coelli, 1988). The objective of this study is to estimate an average function that will provide a picture for the shape of the organic fertilizer technology of an average firm (in our case, agricultural production units). Furthermore, a best-practice scenario for organic fertilizer against which the efficiency of the firms within the primary sector can be measured is presented (Coelli, 1995). The results show an acceptable average of technical efficiency which the makers of public policy in Nicaragua a must consider for the future. This is imperative if we consider economy activity indexes that have increased during this period.
Notes: African Journal of Business Management Vol. 5(3), pp. 967-973, 4 February, 2011 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM DOI: 10.5897/AJBM10.873 ISSN 1993-8233 ©2011 Academic Journals
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/237375
Identifiers: African Journal of Business Management Vol. 5(3)
pp. 967-973
4 February
2011 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM DOI: 10.5897/AJBM10.873 ISSN 1993-8233 ©2011 Academic Journals
Institution/Association: National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León (UNAN-León)>Researching Centre for Agrarian Sciences and Applied Economic (RCASAE)>Working Papers
Total Pages: 7
From Page: 967
To Page: 973
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