Les Déterminants De L’efficience Technique Des Riziculteurs De L’office Du Niger Au Mali The Office Niger Rice Farmers’ Technical Efficiency Determinants in Mali
Adama Coulibaly , Kimseyinga Savadogo, Lamissa Diakité

The purpose of this study was to determine the level of technical efficiency score and to analyze its determinants in the Office Niger area in Mali. The data used are a cross section of producers collected in April 2014. The final sample is made of 130 observations. A Cobb-Douglas model is used to fit the data using frontier 4.1 and Stata 14 software. Our investigations found out that the rice cultivation at the Office Niger evolves in a non-variable returns to scale framework. The average technical efficiency score is 0.66, implying that the level of technical efficiency can be improved by 0.34 at no additional cost. In addition, experience, equipment, being member of a farmer’s organization and land rental are identified as statistically significant determinants of technical efficiency of rice farmers in the Office du Niger area. Policies to improve the level of technical efficiency and boost rice production in Mali should be based on these variables.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jaes.v6n2a9