Technical Efficiency in Milk Production of Dual-Purpose Farms During the Rainy and Dry Seasons in El Salvador

in International Symposium (oral presentation paper), 國際研討會(全文口頭發表)
標題Technical Efficiency in Milk Production of Dual-Purpose Farms During the Rainy and Dry Seasons in El Salvador
出版類型國際研討會(全文口頭發表)
出版年度2010
AuthorsDuron Benitez, 安歇爾, & Huang 黃文琪
出版日期Aug 10 2010 12:0
會議地點台北
其他編號0000
中文摘要

Dual-purpose cattle farm is a popular system for small farmers to produce the milk. About 50% of the milk production in the tropic of Latin American is produced through that system. The objective of this study is to determine the technical efficient of the dual-purpose cattle farm system in milk production during the rainy and dry season in a rural village of El Salvador. We implemented a non-parametric technique, data envelopment analysis (DEA) to estimate the efficiency score of the farms. DEA was run in 26 dual-purpose cattle farm from the village San Juan de la Cruz, in El Salvador. The data collection comprised two face to face interviews. First interview was carried out from July to August 2009, during the raining period; second interview was developed in April 2010, during the dry season. Two set of inputs were adopted for each season. The empirical result from DEA program identified nine efficient farmers for the rainy season and five for the dry season. These efficient farmers represent the best practice in combining the inputs to produce the milk. The result from this study provides a unique insight of the dual-purpose cattle farm technical efficiency from the tropic region of Latin American, which is important from a practical and policy point of view.

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