Technical efficiency; Production risk; stochastic frontier; rice; Togo
This paper analyzes the risks production effects on the technical efficiency of rice producers in Togo. The stochastic frontier model with flexible risk properties is considered. The cross-sectional data used are from the Fourth National Census of Agriculture (2011-2014) from which a sample of 2123 households was selected. The findings demonstrate that the translog model is the best fit for the mean output function. The study also finds that the risk production is significantly explained by the input variables such as land, seeds, fertilizers and labor. The average technical efficiency is 79.72%. Exogenous variables such as gender, age, experience, household size, number of fields and landownership improve the technical efficiency of rice producers in Togo. The study recommends to the Togolese Government: (i) raise the price of rice to make rice production more attractive, (ii) further subsidize input prices to ensure that they are easily accessible and affordable to producers, and (iii) organize training sessions on the best use of modern capital.
C21 ; D18 ; O13 ; Q12 ; Q18
98 - 111
Please Cite this Article as:
Manawa AGNAZA, Akoété Ega AGBODJI (2022) Technical Efficiency And Production Risk Of Rice Farmers In Togo. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. (Number , 2022): 98-111. doi: 10.15414/raae.2022.25.02.91-104
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