This study generally examines the influence of education, health, experience
and government loans on farmers’ productivity in district Nowshera.
Specifically, this study (a) finds out the role of socio-economic factors
determining tomato production in district Nowshera and (b) estimates
technical efficiency of the tomato farmers in the area. Primary data has been
collected through a field survey from 61 tomato producers of selected villages
of the district. The results reveal on the average tomato farms in the study
area are 95% efficient, indicating a 5% potential for the farms to attain the
maximum output level while the range of efficiencies was 89% to 99%.
Moreover, the results also showed education, health, experience and
government loans playing a significant role in the determination of the tomato
production. On the basis of these results, it is suggested that government
increase spending on education and health as such loans can play an
important role in the tomato farming in district Nowshera.
1-Imran Ullah Saeed PhD Scholar (Economics), Department of Economic, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Jehangir Assistant Professor, IBL, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Tariq Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Cobb Douglas Production Function, Technical Efficiency, Determinants, KP (Khyber Pukhtunkhwa)