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dc.contributor.authorDeSilva, Sanjayaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-12T14:26:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-12T14:26:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57082-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an empirical investigation of the relationship between the spread, spatially and temporally, of market institutions and improvements in the productivity and efficiency of farmers. The data used in this study were collected over two decades in a sample of rice farms in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. Our estimates reveal a significant inverse relationship between distance from the market and farm productivity and efficiency in 1983. While there are substantial improvements in yields, unit costs, and efficiency in the two decades that followed, the gains are larger in the more remote and sparsely populated villages. This finding suggests that the relationship between remoteness and farm outcomes has weakened over time. We also find that the development of markets in the peripheral villages and the improved connectivity between the peripheral villages and market centers are facilitated by population growth, infrastructural investments (specifically, irrigation and roads), and the availability of agricultural extension programs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLevy Economics Inst. Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, Levy Economics Institute 687en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfarm efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional conditionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPhilippinesen_US
dc.titleAccess to markets and farm efficiency: A study of rice farms in the Bicol Region, Philippinesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn66889895Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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