The effect of hybrid rice seeds adoption on the technical efficiency of rice farmers in Vietnam

Keywords

Agricultural technology adoption
hybrid rice seeds
stochastic production frontier analysis
technical efficiency
Vietnam áp dụng công nghệ nông nghiệp
giống lúa lai
hàm sản xuất biên ngẫu nhiên
hiệu quả kỹ thuật
Việt Nam

Abstract

Agricultural technology adoption is one of the crucial factors to increase the productivity and efficiency of agricultural production in developing countries. This study analyzes the effect of hybrid rice seeds adoption on the technical efficiency of rice farmers in Vietnam by using the dataset of the Vietnam Household Resource Access Survey 2018 (VARHS 2018). The paper employs the stochastic production frontier analysis (SFA) method with two stages including the production function model and inefficiency model to examine the influence of the hybrid rice seeds adoption on the technical efficiency of rice production. The estimation results show that the adoption of hybrid rice varieties increases the level of technical efficiency. In addition, the results show that the group of households adopting the hybrid rice seeds has higher productivity and technical efficiency levels than the non-adopters. From the results above, we suggest relevant policy implications to enhance the adoption of hybrid rice seeds and farmers' access to better inputs.

https://doi.org/10.26459/hueunijed.v133i5A.7273

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