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dc.contributor.authorRahman, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHasan, MKen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-25T11:18:18Z
dc.date.available2015-12-25T11:18:18Z
dc.date.issued2008-09en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4026
dc.description.abstract

Environmental conditions significantly affect production, but are often ignored in studies analysing productivity and efficiency leading to biased results. In this study, we examine the influence of selected environmental factors on productivity and efficiency in wheat farming in Bangladesh. Results reveal that environmental production conditions significantly affect the parameters of the production function and technical efficiency, as well as correlates of inefficiency. Controlling for environmental production conditions improves technical efficiency by 4 points (p<0.01) from 86% to 90%. Large farms are more efficient relative to small and medium sized farms (p<0.01 and 0.05), with no variation among regions. Policy implications include soil fertility improvement through soil conservation and crop rotation, improvement in managerial practices through extension services and adoption of modern technologies, promotion of education, strengthening the research-extension link, and development of new varieties that have higher yield potential and are also suitable for marginal areas.

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dc.format.extent1495 - 1504en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectBangladeshen
dc.subjectCrops, Agriculturalen
dc.subjectEfficiencyen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectTriticumen
dc.titleImpact of environmental production conditions on productivity and efficiency: a case study of wheat farmers in Bangladesh.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17764818en
plymouth.issue4en
plymouth.volume88en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalJ Environ Manageen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.07.019en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business/Plymouth Business School
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
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dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dcterms.dateAccepted2007-07-20en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.07.019en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2008-09en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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