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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 1-5

Estimation Technical Efficiency and Socioeconomic Characteristics Affect that Technical Efficiency of Crop production in the Gezira scheme, Sudan

Babiker O. Mahgoub, Omima A. Mirghani, Sara A.E. Ali

Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Bakht Al Ruda, EL- Dueim, Sudan

Corresponding Author: Babiker O. Mahgoub


The primary aims of this study were estimation of technical efficiency for farmers in producing crops and determine the socioeconomic characteristics of farmers’ that influence the level of technical efficiency for crop production in the Gezira scheme. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study purposes. Stochastic frontier production function was estimated using a sample of 150 farmers were collected during season 2011/2012 in the Gezira Scheme. The results showed that the mean technical efficiency of cotton, sorghum, groundnut, and wheat productions are 63%, 75%, 65%, and 90% respectively, this implying that scope to increase its crops yield through the better use of the farmers available resources are exist. Also the results revealed that socioeconomic characteristics of farmers’ for affect on technical efficiency in general trend for production.

Key words: Efficiency, crop production, socioeconomic characteristics, Gezira scheme, Sudan.

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