Farming Systems
1. Impact of Climate Variability on Cool Weather Crop Yield in Ethiopia

Arega Ademe; Belay Kassa; Degye Goshu; Majaliwa Mwanjalolo

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 415-428

Abstract
  The research examined effect of climate variability on yield of the two dominant cool weather cereals (wheat and barley) in central highland and Arssi grain plough farming systems of Ethiopia using eight round unbalanced panel data (1994-2014). The stochastic frontier model result revealed that production ...  Read More

Farm Management
2. Measurement of Technical Efficiency and Production Risk in Zabol Dairy Farms

Javad Shahraki; Mosayeb Pahlavani; Nasrin Ohadi

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 439-448

Abstract
  Given entrepreneurs’ special role in the economic growth and development, many developed and developing countries are attempting to motivate more number of people who have entrepreneurial characteristics towards entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities. The purpose of this research was to ...  Read More

Farm Management
3. Evaluation of Palm Groves Technical Efficiency Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis: A Case Study of Roodkhanehbar Area, Iran

Gholamreza Zamanian; Mostafa Khajeh Hassani

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 475-487

Abstract
  Roodkhnehbar area, having approximately 111 thousands of Keriteh palm trees, is one of the most important areas of date production in the Rudan County[1]and the source of peoples’ income in this area, directly or indirectly. As a result, its production efficiency has a critical importance to the ...  Read More

Farm Management
4. Measuring the Technical Efficiency of Canola Farmers and Determining the Effective Factors in Tabriz County, Iran

Sepideh Rostami Dolatabadi; Mohammad Ghahremanzadeh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 505-513

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to measure the technical efficiency of canola farmers and determine the underpinning factors. Required data were collected using stratified random sampling method and questionnaire survey. In this context, 157 canola farmers from Tabriz County, Iran, ...  Read More

5. Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Cross River State, Nigeria

Agom Damian Ila; Susan Ben Ohen; Kingsley Okoi Itam; Nyambi N. Inyang

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 177-185

Abstract
  The technical efficiency involved in cocoa production in Cross River State was estimated using the stochastic frontier production function analysis. The effects of some selected socio- economic characteristics of the farmers on the efficiency indices were also estimated. The study relied upon primary ...  Read More

6. Factors Affecting the Technical Efficiency Level of Inshore Fisheries in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Nurul Aisyah; Nalini Arumugam; Mohd. Ariff Hussein; Ismail Latiff

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 49-56

Abstract
  The objective of this study is to determine factors affecting the technical efficiency of the inshore fisheries in Kuala Terengganu. Data for the study was collected from a survey conducted between June and August 2007 where 100 fishermen in 14 villages were chosen by stratified sampling. Data envelopment ...  Read More