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ESTIMATING COST EFFICIENCY AMONG MAIZE PRODUCERS IN KENYA AND UGANDA

Lilian Kirimi and Scott Swinton

No 20396, 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: A translog stochastic cost frontier is estimated to calculate cost efficiency index (CEI) of 203 Kenyan and Ugandan maize producers using survey data from 2003. Results show a mean CEI of 1.95, with greater inefficiency among farms in Kenya of medium-large size. Key sources of inefficiency are late planting and use of recycled seed.

Keywords: Farm; Management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21
Date: 2004
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.20396

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