I= AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF WHEAT FARMERS IN THE MIXED FARMING SYSTEM OF THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
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Title of Thesis
AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF WHEAT FARMERS IN THE MIXED FARMING SYSTEM OF THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Author(s)
Sarfraz Hassan
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Environmental & Resource Economics/ University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Session
2004
Subject
Economics
Number of Pages
132
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
wheat farmers, technical efficiency, farming system, punjab, wheat production, crop response, fertilizer, weedicides, water courses, allocative efficiency, stochastic frontiers

Abstract
Empirical results obtained from the model included that the elasticities of wheat production ( i.e. the best production practices) was highest for area planted with wheat (0.783), it was followed by cultivations (0.323) and fertilizer (0.201). Next in importance were irrigations (0.046) availability of family labour (0.041) and use of weedicides (0.029). Higher seed rate tender to production efficiency because the farmers were already using higher seed rates than recommended doses. Low elasticities fro fertilizer and farm yard manure mainly due to their nominal use as compared to the plant nutrient requirements. Pakistani soils are generally deficiency in human content and are vastly saline/ sodic in characteristics. As a results crop response to fertilizer was low. Moreover extensive use of poor quality tubewell water in the study area, also explained poor crop response to fertilizer. Weedicides, too, were used sparingly, that is why their elasticity was low.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction To Research 1
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  1.1 Overview 1
  1.2 Agricultural Growth Rate 3
  1.3 Statue Of Wheat Self Sufficiency 4
  1.4 Objectives 9
  1.5 Hypotheses 9
3 2 Review Of Literature 10
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  2.1 Methodology 10
  2.1.1 Introduction 10
  2.1.2 Production 12
  2.1.3 Operational Definitions 13
  2.1.4 Concept Of Efficiency 15
  2.1.5 Parametric Frontiers 20
  2.1.6 Duality And Modeling Of Allocative Efficiency 33
  2.1.7 Strengths And Limitations Of Stochastic Frontiers 43
  2.2 General Review 44
  2.2.1 Introduction 44
  2.2.2 Literature From Developing Countries 44
  2.2.3 Pakistan Studies 61
  2.2.4 Conclusion 65
  2.2.5 Summary 65
4 3 Material And Method 67
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  3.1 Introduction 67
  3.2 Overview Of The Research Area 67
  3.3 Selection Of Crop 68
  3.4 Sampling 70
  3.5 The Questionnaire 72
  3.6 Model 72
  3.7 Data Limitation 76
5 4 Results And Discussion 77
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  4.1 Basic Statistic 77
  4.2 Results Of The Stochastic Frontier Model 85
6 5 Summary , Conclusion And Suggestions 104
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  5.1 Summary 104
  5.2 Conclusions 105
  5.3 Policy Recommendations 106
  5.4 Suggestions For Further Research 109
7 6 References 110
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8 7 Appendix 123
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  7.1 List Of Acronyms 132