Gadisa Girma, Nigusu Abera
Technical Effeciency of Smallholder Sorghum Producers: The Case of Hidabu Abote District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia
In Ethiopia increasing productivity and efficiency in crop production could be taken as an important step towards attaining food security. This study was aimed to measure technical efficiency of smallholder sorghum producers in Hidabu Abote district, Ethiopia. A two stages sampling technique was used to select 153 sample farmers to collect primary data during 2020/21 production year. Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier and a two- limit Tobit model was used for the analysis. The result of stochastic frontier model revealed a statistically significant positive elasticity of labour and oxen power. The estimated mean value of technical efficiency was 65.2%. A two-limit Tobit model found that education, soil fertility and extension contact contributed significantly and positively to technical efficiency, while striga weed had a significant and negative effect. So, due attention should be given to improve soil fertility, expand education and supply striga resistance varieties.
Ethiopia, Sorghum, Stochastic Frontier, Technical Efficiency, Two-limit Tobit
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Gadisa Girma, Nigusu Abera. (2023) Technical Effeciency of Smallholder Sorghum Producers: The Case of Hidabu Abote District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 38-48