TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF FAMILY POULTRY PRODUCTION IN NIGER-DELTA, NIGERIA
2005, 6 (4) p. 531-538
This study assessed the technical effi ciency of family poultry production in Niger- Delta, Nigeria. The technical efficiency estimate shows that the technical effi ciency of family poultry ranges between 0.09 and 0.63, with mean of 0.22. This indicates that on the average, the respondents are 22% effi cient in the use of combination of their inputs. The elasticity estimate of 12.29 indicates that the family poultry production is taking place at stage 1 (ineffi cient stage) in production curve. This study concludes that the output and technical effi ciency of the family poultry production can be increased by the use of more feed, capital, medicine/vaccine and adoption of more innovations.