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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  A comparative analysis of the technical efficiency of rain-fed and smallholder irrigation in Ethiopia
Autores:  Makambe, Godswill
Namara, Regassa E.
Hagos, Fitsum
Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele
Ayana, Mekonnen
Bossio, Deborah A.
Data:  2011-11-29
Ano:  2011
Palavras-chave:  Rainfed farming
Irrigated farming
Irrigation schemes
Small scale systems
Cropping patterns
Crop production
Economic aspects
Statistical analysis
Agricultural and Food Policy
Crop Production/Industries
Production Economics
Resumo:  Agriculture is the most significant contributor to Ethiopia’s economy. Most of the agricultural production is under rainfed conditions and thus extremely sensitive to rainfall variability. Irrigation development, including smallholder irrigation, is used by the Ethiopian Government to attempt to mitigate the effects of rainfall variability. In this study, we look at smallholder irrigation - modern and traditional irrigation systems. A detailed description of the cropping patterns is given. The stochastic frontier production function approach is used to estimate technical inefficiency, and constraints to production are analyzed. Since the traditional system is found to be efficient but on a lower production frontier, the study shows that significant gains can be made by raising the frontier of the traditional systems and increasing the efficiency of the modern systems. Among the production constraints studied were land preparation, soil fertility, weed control, pests and diseases, soil erosion, input access and moisture deficiency. The most significant constraints on the irrigated systems were input access and moisture deficiency.
Tipo:  Working or Discussion Paper
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  978-92-9090-740-4
Relação:  International Water Management Institute>IWMI Working Papers
IWMI Working Paper
Formato:  37 p.

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