Determinants of banana productivity and technical efficiency in Uganda

Bagamba, Fredrick and Ruben, Ruerd and Rufino, Mariana (2007) Determinants of banana productivity and technical efficiency in Uganda. Research Report of the International Food Policy Research Institute (155). pp. 109-128. ISSN 0886-7372

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Abstract

The estimation of a stochastic production frontier model with inefficiency effects can be used to analyze the technical efficiency of banana production among Uganda smallholders. The two constraints in banana production include soil fertility and labor. In the inquiry, the impact of plot farm and regional characteristics on the productivity and efficiency of banana farmers has been assessed. It was showed that much is needed to be done in terms of access to basic inputs, farm credit, information and education to improve the productivity of small farmers. It was also showed that in high-elevation region, the productivity of cooking bananas depends on the climate and soil characteristics of the region and is more pronounced.

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Journal Article
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Research Report of the International Food Policy Research Institute
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128613
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26 Oct 2018 08:12
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Published
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