Source: Dispatch Today25 Jun 2019Officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia, local governments, irrigators' and farmers' associations, academe, and research and international organizations will convene at a program development workshop for sustainable water resource management for food security in Southeast...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines - SEARCA, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the training on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises for the third batch of participants on 3-7 June 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters. A total of 46 selected personnel from state...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), exhorted the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Crop Science (UPLB ICrops) graduating class of 2019 to step up and step out as they move forward after graduation. Occasion was the UPLB ICrops Class of 2019...Read more
During the Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies of the UPLB Graduate School held last 21 June, Mr. Gerald M. Salas was among the recipients of the Academic Achievement award for PhD graduates. He was also recognized by the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) as their Top 1 PhD Environmental Science graduate. At the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), Ms....Read more
Thirty-four (34) SEARCA scholars from eight (8) SEAMEO member countries completed their degrees during this Fiscal Year 2018-2019. These scholars were recognized in a Testimonial Program held on 20 June 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. Two other grantees of the University Consortium also attended the Testimonial, which was also witnessed by family and...Read more
Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon, President of Bulacan State University (BulSU) and a SEARCA alumna, visited SEARCA on 20 June 2019 along with Dr. Remedios Azarcon, Director, BulSU Office of Faculty and Staff Development.
They met with Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development (GEID), to discuss the...Read more
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Total Factor Productivity Growth in the Philippine Mango and Banana Sub-sectors
Flordeliza A. Lantican, Bates M. Bathan, Maximina A. Lantican, Dianne Lara L. Monis, and Kristeen Joi G. Lantican
Type: Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture
Pages: 43 pp.
2308-2143 (Soft cover) 2619-6670 (e-ISSN)
The study analyzed the total factor productivity (TFP) growth in the Philippine mango and banana sub-sectors by decomposing TFP change into technological progress, technical efficiency change, and scale efficiency change. The factors affecting production and farm-level technical efficiency of mango growers and banana farmers in the selected research sites were also determined using panel data.
Based on the stochastic production frontier analysis, fertilizer, labor, number of bearing trees, flower inducer cost, chemical cost, and presence of intercrops significantly and positively affected mango output. The significant factors that substantially contributed to banana output included farm area, fertilizer, labor, type of banana cultivars grown, presence of intercrops, soil type, and distance between hills. The type of grower and farming experience showed significant influence on technical inefficiency of sample mango growers in Batangas; whereas the distance between farm and farmer's residence and farming experience were the relevant factors of technical inefficiency of banana farmers in Oriental Mindoro.
The mango sub-sector experienced a negative TFP growth as a result of diminishing technical efficiency and scale efficiency. On the contrary, the banana sub-sector posted a positive TFP growth because of technological progress despite the declining scale efficiency change. The annual TFP change in the mango sub-sector was −3.15 percent, whereas the banana sub-sector's was 0.61 percent
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