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Integrating Soil Science into Agricultural Production Frontiers


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Title: Integrating Soil Science into Agricultural Production Frontiers
Authors: Ekbom, Anders
Alem, Yonas
Sterner, Thomas
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Extent: 27 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
550
Keywords: soil analysis
stochastic production frontier
agricultural productivity
Abstract: This paper integrates soil science variables into an economic analysis of agricultural output among small-scale farmers in Kenya’s highlands. The integration is valuable because farmers’ choice of inputs depends on both the status of the soil and socio-economic conditions. The study uses a stochastic production frontier in which the individual farm’s distance to the frontier depends systematically on individual factors. We show the importance of including key soil properties and find that phosph... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/31781
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