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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 26-34
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2013.26.34
 
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An Analysis on the Efficiency of Glutinous Rice Production in Different Cropping Systems: The Case of Rainfed Area in Northeast Thailand
Orawan Srisompun, Sanit Kaoint, Weerasak Khongritti and Nithipong Songsrirod

Abstract:
Productive efficiency is the index that measures production ability of a farm and determines the difference of rice production in different production environments. This study of glutinous rice production in different cropping systems measures the efficiency of glutinous rice production in three different cropping systems namely Rice monoculture (Rice-follow), Rice-sweet corn and Rice-peanut. Stochastic Frontier Production Model was applied for technical efficiency measurement. The data used were collected from farmer’s grow RD6 Rice in Roi-Et province, 30 farmer households for each system, totaling 90 households. Purposive sampling is the method used in selecting the sample. The results of the estimation of Cobb-Douglas Production Function show that fertilizers and seeds are important factors affecting the change in the glutinous rice production. As for the return to scale, it is found that glutinous rice production exhibits decreasing returns to scale while the technical efficiency level analysis of three different types of farmer has not significantly difference. However, farmers who also grow rotating crops have higher agricultural net income than mono-culture rice cultivation and the income proportion of the agricultural sector affects the improvement of farm production efficiency in the rainfed area. Hence, relevant organizations should encourage rotating crop cultivation system to further improve income and living standard of farmers.
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Orawan Srisompun, Sanit Kaoint, Weerasak Khongritti and Nithipong Songsrirod, 2013. An Analysis on the Efficiency of Glutinous Rice Production in Different Cropping Systems: The Case of Rainfed Area in Northeast Thailand. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 7: 26-34.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2013.26.34

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2013.26.34

 
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