Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering

ISSN: 2168-9768

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Sisha TA

Bahir Dar

  • Research Article
    Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Small Scale Irrigation Technologies in Two Selected Areas of Amhara Region, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Sisha TA, Dilie SM and Gebregzabhare GSisha TA, Dilie SM and Gebregzabhare G

    The paper provides a comparative analysis of Technical efficiencies of two household irrigation technologies; rope and washer and pulley practiced by farmers in two pilot areas of rural communities in Amhara region of Ethiopia. The paper attempted to identify factors that contribute to the inefficiencies in using these technologies for the production of irrigated crops. Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) was used for estimating the efficiency levels and the ordinal regression analysis has been employed to factor out determinants of inefficiency. Experimental data has been used from two selected communities in two different districts of the Amhara region. The results obtained from the stochastic frontier analysis indicate that farmers are operating at a significantly lower efficiency level of average 70% indicating the existence of a room for increased prod.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9768.1000218

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