Determinants of Agricultural Productivity in Rice-wheat Crop Rotation and Its Impact on Agricultural Cohesion: Lessons Learned from Pakistan

Authors

  • Manan Aslam Jiangsu University, China and Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Pakistan
  • Zhiwen Li Jiangsu University, China
  • Irena Golubinova Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria
  • Khalid H. Alamer King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Shabir Ahmad University of Vienna, Austria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2024.06.17

Keywords:

technical efficiency, allocative efficiency, economic efficiency, cereal crops, information and communication technology

Abstract

This research work estimated technical efficiency (TE), allocative efficiency (AE) and economic efficiency (EE) of cereal crops and identified the determinants of technical inefficiency of rice-wheat farming system. Primary data was collected from 120 farmers in Sheikhupura district, Pakistan randomly. For this purpose, a non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique was applied. Tobit regression model was estimated to investigate determinants of technical inefficiency of the system. The results revealed that TE, AE, and EE of rice farmers were 0.81, 0.61, and 0.50, respectively. The results revealed that TE, AE, and EE of wheat farmers were 0.87, 0.80, and 0.70, respectively. The investigation shows that if wheat farmers operated at a full efficiency level, they could reduce their input use by 13% and reduce cost by 20% without reduction in output and with existing technology (modified agricultural and information and communication technology).

Author Biographies

Manan Aslam, Jiangsu University, China and Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Pakistan

Mailing Address:
Jiangsu University,
School of Management,
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China

and

Muhammad Nawaz Shareef
University of Agriculture,
Department of Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development,
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

Email: manan.aslam@mnsuam.edu.pk

Zhiwen Li, Jiangsu University, China

Mailing Address:
Jiangsu University,
School of Management,
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China

Email: zhiwenli@ujs.edu.cn

Irena Golubinova, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Academy,
Institute of Ornamental and Medicinal Plants,
Negovan, Sofia, Bulgaria

Email: golubinova@abv.bg

Khalid H. Alamer, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Mailing Address:
Biological Sciences Department,
Faculty of Science and Arts,
King Abdulaziz University,
Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

Email: kalamer@kau.edu.sa

Shabir Ahmad, University of Vienna, Austria

Mailing Address:
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research,
University of Vienna, Austria

Email: shabirgul86@gmail.com

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Published

30-06-2024

How to Cite

[1]
M. Aslam, Z. Li, I. Golubinova, K. Alamer, and S. Ahmad, “Determinants of Agricultural Productivity in Rice-wheat Crop Rotation and Its Impact on Agricultural Cohesion: Lessons Learned from Pakistan”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 936–943, Jun. 2024.

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Agricultural Sciences