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Farm performance analysis: Technical efficiencies and technology gaps of Nepalese farmers in different agro-ecological regions

Khanal, Uttam; Wilson, Clevo; Shankar, Sriram; Hoang, Viet-Ngu; Lee, Boon

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This paper employs a stochastic metafrontier framework to examine technical efficiencies and technology gaps of Nepalese farmers in different agro-ecological regions. On average, the technical efficiency level derived from the regional frontier is 81%, from the metafrontier it is 57%, and the technological gap ratio is 70%. There is therefore a clear opportunity to improve the performance of farming households within regions through improving farmer's education, farming experiences, and by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-03-02
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164743
Source: Land Use Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.045

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