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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 119 - 122

Determination of Technical Efficiency among Eggplant (Solanum sp.) Farmers Using The Stochastic Frontier Model in Isialangwa Area of Abia State, Nigeria

C.A. Okezie and B.C. Okoye    

Abstract: The study was conducted to determine the technical efficiency of eggplant producers using the stochastic production function. A cost route approach was adopted in eliciting information from 120 eggplant producers selected through multi-stage random sampling technique. The results show that the significant factors of technical efficiency are labour, fertilizer and seeds. The socio economic determinants of technical efficiency in the frontier model include gender, land tenure status, marital status and extension visits. The farmers were not fully technically efficient in the use of production resources. The mean technical efficiency is 0.78. Farmers can improved on their efficiency by forming cooperative societies to guarantee security of tenure and take advantage of cooperative farming.

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