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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 891-894
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.891.894
 
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The Effect of Crop Insurance on Technical Efficiency of Wheat Farmers in Kermanshah Province: A Corrected Ordinary Least Square Approach

Hossein Agahi, Kiumars Zarafshani and Amir-Mohsen Behjat

Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of crop insurance on agricultural production among dry wheat farmers in Kermanshah province. The population of this study consisted of dry wheat farmers. Data used in this study was collected using stratified multi-stage cluster sampling method and face to face interview with 251 farmers in three different climate regions: tropical, temperate and cold during 2003-2004 crop years. The procedures used for determining farmers` technical efficiency was Corrected Ordinary Least Square (COLS). Findings revealed that crop insurance has positive effect on temperate and tropical regions. However, the production difference between insured and uninsured farmers in cold region was non-significant. It is therefore concluded that technical efficiency of agricultural production in Kermanshah province is a function of crop insurance as well as other variables such as crop management practices, personal characteristics and fair distribution of agricultural inputs.
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How to cite this article:

Hossein Agahi, Kiumars Zarafshani and Amir-Mohsen Behjat, 2008. The Effect of Crop Insurance on Technical Efficiency of Wheat Farmers in Kermanshah Province: A Corrected Ordinary Least Square Approach. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 891-894.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.891.894

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.891.894

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