Total factor productivity in the INTA Chinandega rice variety

Published: 26 July 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/76m7p7mvsg.2
Contributor:
Carlos Alberto Zuniga-Gonzalez

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The study focused on measuring the impact of the INTA-Chinandega rice variety on the rate of production increase in 40 farms in the North Pacific region of Nicaragua. Data from INTA Pacific North was used and covered the 7 production cycles. The DEA approach was used as a non-parametric programming method to calculate the Malmquist productivity indices. The results showed that the INTA Chinandega variety had a 1% impact on the average rate of change of TFP. The possible causes of this variability are due to the rate of change in technical efficiency rather than due to INTA Chinandega technology. In the municipality of El Viejo, TFP reached a maximum of 13% year-on-year.

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Data from INTA Pacific North was used and covered the 7 production cycles. The DEA approach was used as a non-parametric programming method to calculate the Malmquist productivity indices.