MEASUREMENT OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY: A CASE STUDY OF DAILOAN-MANGO IN VIETNAM
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133 - 142
TRUONG HONG VO TUAN KIET, NGUYEN THI KIM THOA, PHAM THI NGUYEN
The findings of this study present the results of three producing seasons of DaiLoan-mango growers per year. The results showed that season 3 was the highest technical efficiency (73.10%), the second place was season 1 (62.65%), and then season 2 (58.41%). Moreover, the independent variables that explained the technical efficiency of season 1 were the pesticide, root fertiliser, leaf fertiliser and labour; season 2 were the root fertiliser, leaf fertiliser and labour; and in season 3 were the pesticide, root fertiliser, leaf fertiliser, and labour. Besides this, the important determinants of socio-economic variables that impacted positively on technical efficiency were the land area in all three seasons, market access in season 2, and credit access in season 3. However, the constraints to DaiLoan-mango production were the farming experience in season 1, and the age in season 2. Based on these findings, policy makers should focus on effective input models that would boost technical efficiency through conducting regular workshops and orchard demonstrations on using input materials effectively for mango farmers. Moreover, farmers should be empowered in land area acquisition to apply advanced technology in large-scale production more effectively.
DaiLoan-mango, technical efficiency, stochastic frontier