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Title: MALMQUIST DEA INDEX ANALYSIS WITH AN ORIENTED OUTPUT APPLIED TO THE FOREST ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN NICARAGUA 1998-2005
Authors: Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto
Authors (Email): Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto (czuniga@unanleon.edu.ni)
Keywords: Malmquist Index
Technological Change
Technical Efficiency Change
Returns scale efficiency change
total factors productivity
LSMS-ISA MECOVI
JEL Codes: D61
Q12
Q23
R38
Issue Date: 2009-11-05
Series/Report no.: SYMPOSIUM
IV
Abstract: The paper analyses the technical efficiency and productivity of forest Economic activity, during period 1998-2005, in a context where the climate change and the farm management impact in the sustainable management of the resource land. In our study applied the Malmquist DEA Index, where we assess the forest activity with constant returns scale and decreasing returns scale. The results evidenced that the farms studied increasing the technical efficiency in training and education about the forest theme, however it have a decrease on the technology application, and it was reduced in 0.4720. The forest pure efficiency Change increased in 0.447 during period 2001 to 3.298 on 2005, this situation shows the local actors contribution for improving the productive system with technical forest. The scale change index showed a small decreasing. The total productivity index showed positive increasing from 0.479 on 2001 to 1.602 on 2005. Thus, the taxation policy to the forest activity show positive and encourage indicators as productivity, however I suggest check the application of the forest technology.
Notes: Presented at: NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF NICARAGUA, LEON IV AGROFOREST SYMPOSIUM “CONTRIBUTION TO THE AGROFOREST SYSTEM OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE LAND, FOR MITIGATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION” 05 – 06 NOVEMBER 2009
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/56198
Institution/Association: Miscellaneous Papers>Miscellaneous Papers
Total Pages: 31
Collections:Miscellaneous Papers

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