6 Results for 'Matthews, N.'

PR – DETERMINANTS OF COST EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: THE CASE OF RAISIN PRODUCERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The aim of this paper was to contribute to the limited body of knowledge on the factors that affect the cost efficiency of smallholder farmers from South Africa to help smallholder farmers to maximise their return from farming activities ...Read More

PR – DETERMINANTS OF COST EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: THE CASE OF RAISIN PRODUCERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: Farmer-to-farmer skills transfer activities are recommended as a strategy to improve the technical efficiency of the farmers. However, research failed to explain how farmers should identify their peers; and whether the same individual would be considered a peer for ...Read More

PR – EFFICIENT RESOURCE USE AND FARMER-TO-FARMER SKILL TRANSFERS: THE CASE OF EKSTEENSKUIL RAISIN PRODUCERS, SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: Maize production in Ethiopia is characterised by low productivity. The low levels of maize productivity may be the result of technical inefficiencies existing in smallholder maize production. Technical efficiency and therefore productivity can be improved if the factors that ...Read More

NPR – ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER MAIZE FARMERS IN ETHIOPIA

Producers use financial benchmarking in agriculture to compare financial performance across production years and to compare competitors in the industry. This study determined whether Data Envelopment Analysis could be used to divide farms in the Northern Cape (South Africa) into ...Read More

PR – Financial Measurements To Rank Farms In The Northern Cape, South Africa, Using Data Envelopment Analysis

The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate how data envelopment analysis (DEA) and production function analysis are combined to evaluate the input usage decisions of technically inefficient maize producers and to estimate potential yield gains from reallocating inputs. ...Read More

PR. Estimating Input-specific Recommendations For Technically Inefficient Crop Farmers

The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate how data envelopment analysis (DEA) and production function analysis are combined to evaluate the input usage decisions of technically inefficient maize producers and to estimate potential yield gains from reallocating inputs. ...Read More