| || || Kumar, Salesh.|
| || || Technical efficiency of Fiji's dairy farmers : an application of stochastic frontier production function method|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: Pac SF 233 .F5 K86 2008
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: The current low level of raw milk production is a concern to the government of Fiji, Rewa Cooperative Dairy Company (RCDC) and the dairy farmers of Fiji. This study uses data obtained through questionnaires to determine technical efficiency in the Fiji's dairy sector, highlighting the major impediments to the development of the sector. Results indicate that with the current production trends and the level of inputs the dairy farmers 13.5 percent inefficient. Twenty five of the farmers stated that resolving the problem expiring land leases is first, whilst 18 percent of them indicate that solving the problem of inconsistence feed supply was their first priority as it was an impediment to milk production. Thirty percent of the farmers have their first priority as to request the government for the increased level of Aggregate Measure of Support.