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Allocative Efficiency Analysis of Tomato Growers in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan

Allocative Efficiency Analysis of Tomato Growers in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan

Naveed Muhammad, Syed Attaullah Shah*, Abbas Ullah Jan, Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Ibrahim and Salman Khan

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT

This research study is carried out to examine allocative efficiency among tomato growers in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan. The study is based on primary data, collected through a well designed questionnaire from a sample of 115 tomato growers. A Cobb-Douglas type production model is used to estimate tomato yield and identify important factors affecting yield. Ordinary Least Square estimates for the model indicate that machinery, seed quantity, labor, number of irrigation, chemicals spray and fertilizers have positive significant effects on tomato yield. Allocative efficiency analysis reveals that machinery, seed quantity, number of irrigation, fertilizers and chemicals are underutilized, while labor and FYM are over utilized for tomato production in the study area. The study recommends training for growers and field labors, provision of short-term formal credit and subsidies on seed, chemical spray, fertilizers and other underutilized inputs/ capitals. 

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture (Associated Journal)

June

Vol. 33, Iss. 2, Pages 189-337

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