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Title: Soil and water conservation technologies and technical efficiency in banana production in upper Rwizi micro-catchment, Uganda
Authors: Mugonola, Basil ×
Vranken, Liesbet
Maertens, Miet
Deckers, Seppe
Taylor, Daniel B.
Bonabana-Wabbi, Jackline
Mathijs, Erik #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: African Association of Agricultural Economists
Series Title: African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics vol:8 issue:1 pages:13-29
Abstract: The determinants of the technical efficiency (TE) of adopters and non-adopters of soil and water conservation (SWC) technologies in the upper Rwizi micro-catchment of south-waestern Uganda are compared using cross-sectional survey data from 246 smallholder farmers. A Cobb-Douglas stochastic production frontier and a probit selection model fitted to generate inverse Mills ratios for adopters and non-adopters are used in the analysis. On average, the adopters of SWC technologies were found to own more land and livestock and to obtain more output per unit of land than their non-adopter counterparts. In addition, adopters exhibit higher average TE than non-adopters. Banana production technology in the upper Rwizi mcro-catchment exhibits decreasing returns to scale, and determinants of TE indluce education, adoption of SWC and distance to markets. Smallholder farmers in the micro-catchment who adopt SWC technologies attain higher productivity
ISSN: 1993-3738
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Division Soil and Water Management
Division of Bioeconomics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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