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Groundnut Shared Tenancies and Farmer's AllocativePRIVATE Efficiency in the Rahad Agricultural Scheme

Groundnut Shared Tenancies and Farmer's AllocativePRIVATE Efficiency in the Rahad Agricultural Scheme

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Title: Groundnut Shared Tenancies and Farmer's AllocativePRIVATE Efficiency in the Rahad Agricultural Scheme
Author: Eisa, E.A.H.M; El Fiel, M.A.
Abstract: This study was carried out to assess the implications of groundnut share contracts on farmer's allocative efficiency in the Rahad Agricultural Scheme. One hundred respondents were randomly selected through a field survey during 1995/96 season. A log-log Cobb-Douglas production function was fitted to the data as well as tabular and descriptive statistics. The study revealed that groundnut owner cultivators were efficient in allocating land and capital expenses, whereas those engaged in groundnut share contracts were only efficient in allocating their labour. In addition, not only poor tenants do share their groundnut holdings but also rich ones do so. Moreover, sharecropping was found to reduce farmer's income realized from share holding although the two types of holdings did not differ significantly in groundnut yield.
Description: Page(s): 9 (1), 127-138, 14 Ref.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2020
Date: 2001


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