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n Agrekon - Stochastic maize production technology and production risk analysis in Dadar district, East Ethiopia

Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0303-1853
  • E-ISSN: 2078-0400
  • Author B. Fufa and R.M. Hassan
  • Source : Agrekon, Volume 42, Issue 2, Jun 2003, p. 116 - 128
  • Accreditation : Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection)
    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
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Abstract

A stochastic production technology that allows risk effects of factor inputs was estimated for maize farmers in Ethiopia. The results suggested that the promoted improved maize technology exhibits constant returns to scale whereas non-adopters use decreasing returns to scale technology. The study showed that timely planting is critical for maize yield stability among both adopters and non-adopters and suggests the importance of using oxen and higher efforts to achieve that. Nevertheless, the results showed that most of the factors under the control of the farmers do not offer powerful explanation to maize yield variability compared to natural factors such as rainfall, frost, pests and diseases.

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