Analysis of technical efficiency of crop producing smallholder farmers in Tigray,Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Asefa2011AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of technical efficiency of crop producing smallholder farmers in Tigray,Ethiopia},
  author={Shumet Asefa},
  year={2011}
}
This paper provides new estimates of small holder farmers' technical efficiency and its principal determinants using a rural Tigray micro finance survey data collected in 2009. Both descriptive and econometric methods are used. The hypotheses tests confirm the adequacy of Cobb-Douglas over Translog frontier; the appropriateness of using SFA over OLS; the joint statistical significance of inefficiency effects; the appropriateness of using truncated normal distribution for one sided error; and… CONTINUE READING

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