MEASUREMENT OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SOYBEAN GROWERS- A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS APPROACH

Article Id: ARCC620 | Page : 105 - 110
Citation :- MEASUREMENT OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SOYBEAN GROWERS- A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS APPROACH.Agricultural Science Digest.2012.(32):105 - 110
B.G. Nair, G.B. Malthane and R.N. Wankhade
Address : Deptt. of Agric. Eco. & Statistics, College of Agriculture, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444 104, India

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to assess the technical efficiency at farm level in respect of soybean crop by selecting farmers growing soybean in Amravati district. They were grouped in three groups. Group I for small farmers, Group II for medium farmers and Group III for large farmers. The primary data was collected by survey method and the analysis was done by using Data Envelopment Analysis computer programme. The analysis revealed that the mean technical efficiency under constant returns to scale for small farmers, medium farmers and large farmers was found to be 0, 97.4 and 61.8 per cent, respectively. The mean technical efficiency under variable return to scale for small farmers, medium farmers and large farmers was found to be 0, 94.3 and73.6 per cent, respectively.

Keywords

Technical efficiency Farm level Soybean growers.

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