Journal of Science, T. 7, S. 3 (2017)

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Determinants of profit effciency among peanut farming households in Tra Vinh province, Vietnam

NGUYEN HUU DANG

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    This study is aiming to identify profit efficiency and its determinants among peanut farming households in TraVinh province, Vietnam, based on the data collected from 182 peanut farming households in three districts of TraVinh province. The Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier profit function incorporating profit inefficiency effects wasemployed to analyze the data, using the Frontier 4.1. The results revealed that the profit efficiency was rangedbetween 29.80 to 96.76 percent, average of 59.06 percent. Significant factors that were found negative affect thepeanut farm profit were prices of fertilizer, pesticide, wage rate; whereas, price of seed and land area (fixed factor)were found negative effect the peanut farm profit. Significant determinants that were found positive affect profitefficiency of peanut farmers were gender, education attainment, peanut farming experience, farm size, credit access,training, and farmer's association membership.    

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