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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Daniel V. ( )
dc.contributor.authorBjorndal, Trond ( )
dc.contributor.authorDey, Madan ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-5273-2789 )
dc.contributor.authorTalukder, Rezaul Karim ( )
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-29T18:26:32Z
dc.date.available2021-03-29T18:26:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-01
dc.identifier.citationGordon, D. V., Bjørndal, T., Dey, M. M., & Talukder, R. K. (2008). An intra-farm study of production factors and productivity for shrimp farms in Bangladesh: An index approach. Marine Resource Economics, 23(4), pp. 411-424.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13303
dc.description.abstractThe production characteristics of shrimp farming in Bangladesh are reported based on a panel of farms for the period 1998 to 2002. The data allow for a profit decomposition based on the Törnqvist index, where differences in relative profits can be explained by differences in productivity, prices, and pond size. The indices indicate that pond size is the most important factor in determining profitability and that the largest farms are the most profitable. However, productivity measured as profit per hectare is only weakly positively correlated with pond size. In fact, the smallest ponds rely more on productivity in generating profit relative to the most profitable farm. These results indicate that small farms are disadvantaged not because they lack the skills to manage, but because the farms are too small. The challenge for Bangladeshi policy makers is to devise methods and procedures to allow small farmers to expand pond size.en_US
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dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.sourceMarine Resource Economics, 2008, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 411-424.
dc.subjectShrimp farmsen_US
dc.subjectProfit decompositionen_US
dc.subjectTörnqvist indexen_US
dc.titleAn Intra-farm Study of Production Factors and Productivity for Shrimp Farms in Bangladesh: An Index Approachen_US
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txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2008 MRE Foundation, Inc.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1086/mre.23.4.42629672
dc.description.departmentAgricultural Sciences


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