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Spatial Dependency of Technical Efficiency in Rice Farming: The Case of Bohol, Philippines

Valerien Pede (), Justin McKinley (), Alphonse Singbo and Kei Kajisa

No 205456, 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: We investigate spatial dependency among technical efficiency levels of rice producers on the Central Visayan island of Bohol, Philippines in two separate ecosystems: rainfed and irrigated. Results revealed evidence of spatial correlation in technical efficiency levels for both residential and plot neighborhood. There is a stronger spatial dependency among farmers in the rainfed ecosystem and particularly in the farm plot neighborhood structure. These results are most likely a result of producers facing similar environments with less control over their fields than producers in the irrigated ecosystem. This study also used spatial panel econometrics techniques to investigate spatial dimension in farmers’ technical efficiency in regression models. Results strongly show evidence of spatial dependence in household and farm plot neighborhood.

Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Farm Management; International Development; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.205456

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