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000212452 245__ $$aAnalysis of Economic Efficiency and Farm Size: A Case Study of Wheat Farmers in Nakuru District, Kenya
000212452 260__ $$c2015
000212452 269__ $$a2015
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000212452 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000212452 520__ $$aThe primary objective of this study is to examine the effect of farm size on economic efficiency
among wheat producers and to suggest ways to improve wheat production in the country.
Specifically, the study attempts to estimate the levels of technical, allocative and economic
efficiencies among the sampled 130 large and small scale wheat producers in Nakuru District. The
social-economic factors that influence economic efficiency in wheat production have also been
determined.
Results indicate that the mean technical, allocative and economic efficiency indices of small-scale
wheat farmers are 85%, 96% and 84%, respectively. The corresponding figures for the large-scale
farmers are 91%, 94% and 88%, respectively. The number of years of school a farmer has had in
formal education, distance to extension advice and the size of the farm have strong influence on
the efficiency levels. The relatively high levels of technical efficiency among the small scale
farmers defy the notion that wheat can only be efficiently produced by the large scale farmers.
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000212452 650__ $$aAgricultural Finance
000212452 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000212452 650__ $$aFinancial Economics
000212452 6531_ $$aallocative efficiency
000212452 6531_ $$aeconomic efficiency
000212452 6531_ $$aKenya
000212452 6531_ $$astochastic frontier production
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000212452 6531_ $$atechnical efficiency
000212452 6531_ $$awheat production
000212452 700__ $$aMburu, Samuel
000212452 700__ $$aAckello-Ogutu, Chris
000212452 700__ $$aMulwa, Richard
000212452 773__ $$d2015
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