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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]

dc.contributor.authorKhanal, Uttam
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Clevo
dc.contributor.authorShankar, Sriram
dc.contributor.authorHoang, Viet-Ngu
dc.contributor.authorLee, Boon
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T05:50:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0264-8377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/164743
dc.description.abstractThis 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 adopting climate change adaptation practices. Also indicated is that agricultural policies should be developed to reduce the technology gap between specific regions and the overall agricultural sector. In this context, this study highlights the need to improve farmers' access to agricultural markets, livelihood diversification and strengthening social capital such as farmers' participations in relevant agricultural organizations.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australia Endeavour Postgraduate scholarship, and the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.sourceLand Use Policy
dc.subjectStochastic frontier analysis
dc.subjectTechnical efficiency
dc.subjectMetafrontier production function
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectNepal
dc.titleFarm performance analysis: Technical efficiencies and technology gaps of Nepalese farmers in different agro-ecological regions
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume76
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-22
dc.date.issued2018-03-02
local.identifier.absfor140302 - Econometric and Statistical Methods
local.identifier.absfor140201 - Agricultural Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB1864
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKhanal, Uttam, Queensland University of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationWilson, Clevo, Queensland University of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationShankar, Sriram, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHoang, Viet-Ngu, Queensland University of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationLee, Boon, Queensland University of Technology
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage645
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage653
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.045
dc.date.updated2019-03-31T07:22:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85042559132
local.identifier.thomsonID000435619900060
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