IMPROVED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADOPTION AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SHRIMP FARMERS IN BANGLADESH: A SAMPLE SELECTION STOCHASTIC PRODUCTION FRONTIER APPROACH

Adoption and technical efficiency of shrimp farmers

  • Md. Sadique Rahman Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
  • Mohammad Mizanul Haque Kazal Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
  • Shah Johir Rayhan Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Keywords: Adoption, technical efficiency, sample selection, shrimp farming

Abstract

Adoption of improved management practices and technical efficiency can play a crucial role in the growth of aquaculture sector. The present study jointly estimates the determinants of improved management practices adoption and technical efficiency of shrimp farmers using a sample selection stochastic production frontier model. A total of 300 shrimp farmers were interviewed to achieve the objectives. The findings indicate that 41% of the respondents adopted improved practices. Training and extension contact significantly influenced adoption. Adopters received higher yields (343 kg/ha/year) than non-adopters (297 kg/ha/year). Mean technical efficiency was significantly higher for adopters (0.82) than for non-adopters (0.72). Shrimp production of adopters can be increased by 22% by improving technical efficiency level. Policy implications included improvement in current extension facilities to sustain and increase adoption and productivity. Modifying the existing extension approaches would help to improve technical efficiency and adoption of improved management practices.

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Author Biography

Md. Sadique Rahman, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Department of Management and Finance

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Published
2020-07-25
How to Cite
Md. Sadique Rahman, Mohammad Mizanul Haque Kazal, & Shah Johir Rayhan. (2020). IMPROVED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADOPTION AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SHRIMP FARMERS IN BANGLADESH: A SAMPLE SELECTION STOCHASTIC PRODUCTION FRONTIER APPROACH. The Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 41(1), 47-58. Retrieved from http://bjae.bau.edu.bd/home/article/view/48
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