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The present study was undertaken in the Northwest of Bangladesh to measure the technical and allocative efficiency of wheat production. Primary data from 200 farmers field were collected for this study. Frontier production model was used to estimate the technical efficiency and the marginal condition for profit maximization was used to estimate the allocative efficiency (AE). The mean farm specific technical efficiency of wheat growers were 88 percent and 69 percent at Dinajpur and Rangpur, respectively. The frontier farmers received higher yield by following optimum seeding time, using more urea, TSP, gypsum, manure and applying more frequently irrigation water with modest use of seed rate, and human labour at both the sites. So there is scope to increase the farmers' income and wheat yield by adopting the technologies adopted by the frontier farmers.

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