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dc.contributor.authorZavale, Helderen_US
dc.contributor.authorMabaya, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorChristy, Ralphen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-01T13:28:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-01T13:28:40Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58232-
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this paper are to estimate cost efficiency and investigate factors influencing the cost efficiency of maize-growing smallholders in Mozambique. The data used in this study came from a national random sample of 4,908 smallholder farmers conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2002. Stochastic cost frontier and self-selection bias methods are used. The results indicate that twelve out of twenty factors are significantly found to be the determining factors influencing the cost efficiency. To enhance the cost efficiency of producing maize, policy makers should put more emphasis on improving rural infrastructures, providing better education, and providing access to credit.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management |cIthaca, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aStaff Paper, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management |x2005-04en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwKleinbäuerliche Landwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKosten-Wirksamkeits-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwMaisanbauen_US
dc.subject.stwMosambiken_US
dc.titleSmallholders' cost efficiency in Mozambique: Implications for improved maize seed adoptionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn504973452en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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