alexa Agronomic Grain Yield versus Technical Efficiency

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Agronomic Grain Yield versus Technical Efficiency

Agronomic Grain Yield versus Technical Efficiency The socio-economic variables were on inputs (farm size, payment for land, quantity of fertilizer, fertilizer cost, quantity of seeds, man-days, wage rate, quantity of herbicides, price of herbicides and labour cost) and output (grain yield) used by the farmers. In addition, long-term monthly rainfall data (1900-2007) were collected from the Lesotho Metrological Services. Socio-economic data were analysed using means procedure of SAS across the villages. In addition, these same data (i.e., inputs and output) were subjected to Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) using SAITECH DEA-Solver under constant returns to scale (CRS). Results showed that soils across these villages/ districts had sub-optimal contents of N, P, K and acidic pH (i.e., ≤ 5.0). Read More……

Citation: Olaleye AO, Tambi E, Bangali S, Odularu GOA (2016) Likoti Farming under Changing Climate in Lesotho: Agronomic Grain Yield versus Technical Efficiency. J Ecosys Ecograph S5:001.

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