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Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Head Cabbage Producer Farmers in West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

This study investigated technical efficiency head cabbage produce farmers in West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect data from 117 respondents randomly selected from Shashamane and Kofale districts in West Arsi Zone. A stochastic production frontier function was fitted to the sample households. The result revealed that the mean Technical efficiency, head cabbage was 77.10 percent. The sum of the partial elasticity of all inputs head cabbage production was 1.513 that indicates an increase in all inputs at the sample mean by one percent increase head cabbage production by 1.513 percent. This indicates that the production function is characterized by increasing returns to scale. The mean head cabbage yield difference between sample farmers due to technical efficiency variation was 76.56 quintal per hectare. The result of Tobit model estimation indicated that technical efficiency of Head cabbage production was significantly and positively influenced by head cabbage farming experience, education level, extension contact and market information while distance to all-weather road affect it negatively. District office of Agriculture, stockholders and concerned bodies should focus on farmers’ experience sharing, providing technical support on production and management as well as farmers should practice different social participation jointly contribute to improve technical efficiency of Head cabbage producer farmers in West Arsi Zone.

Efficiency, West Arsi, Frontier Model, Tobit Model

APA Style

Negesse Senbeta, A., Bati Bukul, B., Gizachew Daselegn, S., Esmael Ahmed, Y. (2023). Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Head Cabbage Producer Farmers in West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. American Journal of Plant Biology, 8(4), 83-92.

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Negesse Senbeta, A.; Bati Bukul, B.; Gizachew Daselegn, S.; Esmael Ahmed, Y. Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Head Cabbage Producer Farmers in West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am. J. Plant Biol. 2023, 8(4), 83-92. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20230804.12

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Negesse Senbeta A, Bati Bukul B, Gizachew Daselegn S, Esmael Ahmed Y. Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Head Cabbage Producer Farmers in West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am J Plant Biol. 2023;8(4):83-92. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20230804.12

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