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The Impact of Education on A locative and technical Efficiency of farmers


As the potential to increase production by bringing more resources in to use becomes more and more limited, it is natural for efficiency with which farms or farmers use available resources to become more important as a topic of investigation. This study attempts to examine the impact of education on the technical and locative efficiency of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia using the frontier profit function approach. The result of stochastic profit frontier functions shown that there are considerable devotions from the optimal profit efficiency, among the sampled farmers, is 54.0 percent, suggesting that the level of profit inefficiency of educated and illiterate farmer were tested using the modified Y-L profit function model under various linear restrictions. The results revealed that educated farmers are relatively and absolutely more effacement than illiterate farmers. This implies that, at the existing level of factor endowments and technology, there is a potential to increase agricultural output by raising the educational level of farmers, and consequently, by making illiterate farmers operate more closely to the efficiency level achieved their educated counterparts.

Corporate Author: 
Senait Seyoum and alemayehu Seyoum (editors) , Ethiopian Economic Association(EEA), Departments of Economics of AAU & Fredrich Ebert Stifung
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Education, Rural

Secondary Descriptor: 

Agricultural production development

Cataloge Date: 
Broad Subject heading: 
Education, farmers
Call Number: 
338.963 PRO 1998
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Seventh Annual conference on the Ethiopian economy
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Publication date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:13
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:13
Conference Place: 
Nov. 28 - 30, 1997, Nazareth, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Current frequency: 
Thematic area: 
Human resource Development in Ethiopia