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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: Efficiency analysis ; rice ; spatial dependency ; technical efficiency

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Farm Management

International Development

Production Economics

Productivity Analysis

Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Issue Date: 2015

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/205456 Page range: 2-39

Total Pages: 39

Record appears in: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) > 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California





Author: Pede, Valerien O. ; McKinley, Justin ; Singbo, Alphonse ; Kajisa, Kei

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/205456?ln=en







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