Paper Information

Journal:   THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH   SUMMER 2007 , Volume 7 , Number 2; Page(s) 87 To 107.
 
Paper: 

MEASURING, ANALYZING AND EXPLAINING PRODUCTIVITY OF WHEAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (CASE STUDY: TEHRAN PROVINCE)

 
 
Author(s):  DARBAN ASTANEH A.R., IRAVANI H., BAKHSHI M.R.
 
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Abstract: 
One of the most important aspects of economic planning is to pay rightful attention to productivity of agricultural activities, including wheat farming. The aim of this paper is measuring and explaining the productivity in farming systems of wheat producers in Tehran province. For this propose, the productivity of labour force, machinery, nitrogenal and phosphoral fertilizers, water, seed and also total factors productivity (elementary, kenderik and divisia indexes) were measured by means of production function approach. In order to analyze and explain TFP, correlation and regression analysis were used. 240 wheat producers by means of stratification sampling were selected and interviewed. The results of the study reveals that, performance per area, sustainability of production unit, level of agricultural development in a region, area under wheat cultivation, farmer's experience, education level of his family, assists and technofarming knowledge of farmers were most important and effective factors on productivity of farming systems.
 
Keyword(s): TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY (TFP), FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY, WHEAT PRODUCERS OF TEHRAN PROVINCE
 
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