A note on soil erosion and the loss in crop production: case study of Fiji's ginger farms

Mahadevan, Renuka and Gonemaituba, Waisiki (2013) A note on soil erosion and the loss in crop production: case study of Fiji's ginger farms. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 18 3: 502-511. doi:10.1080/13547860.2012.742688


Author Mahadevan, Renuka
Gonemaituba, Waisiki
Title A note on soil erosion and the loss in crop production: case study of Fiji's ginger farms
Journal name Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-7860
1469-9648
Publication date 2013-08-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2012.742688
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 502
End page 511
Total pages 10
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study focuses on soil erosion and incorporates this in a stochastic production framework using Fijian ginger farmers as a case study. Empirical estimates using cross sectional data showed that these farmers on average were producing at 61% of the maximum potential output. They faced a 17% loss of output due to low soil erosion and about 27% output loss if soil erosion was moderate to high. In addition, profit, land ownership, ethnicity of farmer, and education affected technical efficiency while distance from an agricultural station, slope of land, and hot water treatment were insignificant in their effect on efficiency.
Keyword Technical efficiency
Stochastic production frontier
Soil erosion and conservation
Q12
Q56
N57
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online 23 November 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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