AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       European Association of Agricultural Economists >
          111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/53078

Title: Technical efficiency of Organic Fertilizer in small farms of Nicaragua: 1998-2005
Authors: Zuniga Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto
Authors (Email): Zuniga Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto (czuniga@unanleon.edu.ni)
Keywords: Technical Efficiency
LSMS
Organic Fertilizer
Small Farm
Panel Data
Issue Date: 2009-08-27
Series/Report no.: Poster Paper
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 of the shape of the organic fertilizer technology of an average firm (in our case, agricultural production units). Furthermore I present a best-practice of organic fertilizer against which the efficiency of the firms within the primary sector can be measured (Coelli, T: 1995). The results show an average of technical efficiency acceptable which the makers of public policy in Nicaragua must considerer for the future. It is imperative if we consider an economy activity indexes that have increased during this period.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/53078
Institution/Association: European Association of Agricultural Economists>111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK
Total Pages: 11
Collections:111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
059.pdf5997KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: