Estimating technical efficiency of crop production regard to the utilized irrigation system in Shahrekord.

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Year Published: 2006
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Author: Hosaini, M. B. ; Mazaheri, D. ; Jahanpoor, M.
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This study was conducted to estimate the technical efficiency of farms by estimating frontier production function with linear programming. Technical efficiency focuses on the technical aspect of water management as applied economics theory in production. A standard economical measure that has been traditionally used to assess water use management, was used in this study to investigate levels of efficiency for irrigated crops under modern and classical irrigation methods. Data required for this analysis was collected from 30 farms and the report was available at the Agricultural Organism and Agricultural Research Institute of Sharekord city in south west of Iran. Dummy or binary variables were used to show change in technology in agriculture. The estimate of technical efficiency level of farms recorded efficiency in using pressurized irrigation system. However, in few cases, technical efficiency show the possibility of overusing irrigation water, which could be the result of extensive water use of small farms. The results also indicated that technical efficiency was improved as the number of large farm size and the farm that use pressurize irrigation system increased.

Pages: Pe125 - Pe133
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Volume: 20
Number: 1
Journal: Agricultural Sciences and Technology
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ISSN: 1029-4791
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crop production, efficiency, estimates, irrigation,irrigation systems, large farms, linear programming, small farms,technology, water management, water use efficiency, Iran, West Asia,Asia, Middle East, Developing Countries, Threshold Countries,estimations, water resource management, watering, Agricultural Economics(EE110), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management]

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