MEASURING THE TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE PRODUCTION USING PARAMETRIC AND NON-PARAMETRIC METHODS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
Ogunniyi, L. T. and Ajao, A. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
This study compared Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis to assess efficiency of maize production using a cross-section data randomly obtained from maize farmers in Ogo-Oluwa Local government Area of Oyo State. Previous studies have dealt with the use of either of the techniques or both. Consistency of potential existence was found in the two approaches but varies in magnitude. The significant variations in the level of inefficiency across sample farms were attributed to the variations in the 'use intensities' of resources.