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dc.creatorGordon, D.V.
dc.creatorBjørndal, T.
dc.creatorDey, M.
dc.creatorTalukder, R.K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T09:24:46Z
dc.date.available2018-10-19T09:24:46Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/42629672
dc.identifier.citationMarine Resource Economics 23:411-424 [open access]
dc.identifier.issn0738-1360
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1380
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.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherThe MRE Foundation
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.sourceMarine Resource Economics
dc.titleAn intra-farm study of production factors and productivity for shrimp farms in Bangladesh: an index approach
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGordon, D.V. et al. (2009). An intra-farm study of production factors and productivity for shrimp farms in Bangladesh: an index approach. Marine Resource Economics 23:411-424
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countryBangladesh
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish1836
cg.subject.agrovocagriculture
cg.subject.agrovocCrustacea
cg.subject.agrovocfarmers
cg.subject.agrovocprawns and shrimps
cg.subject.worldfishpolicy
cg.subject.worldfishCrustaceans
cg.subject.worldfishshrimp
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Calgary
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Portsmouth
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Arkansas
cg.contributor.affiliationBangladesh Agriculture University Mymensingh
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorDey, M.
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/42629672


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