Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Evaluation of Technical Efficiency and its determinants of edible mushroom production in Thainguyen province, Vietnam
Author(s): Hien Thi Vu, Ke-Chung Peng, Giang Thi Nguyen, Phuong-Thanh Vu
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the technical efficiency of edible mushroom production and to identify the factors influencing efficiency of edible mushroom farms in Thainguyen province, by using stochastic frontier analysis approach. The results indicated that the mean score of technical efficiency was 0.72, ranging from 0.12 to 1. Besides, the findings also revealed that factors had a significant impact on technical inefficiency including age, educational, family-scale, the number of main labor and household group. Hence, the government should give policies focused on the training activities and facilitate technology transfer for farmers to improve the technical efficiency of mushroom production.