Volume 6, Number 3 (fall 2002)                   JWSS 2002, 6(3): 77-90 | Back to browse issues page


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J. Torkamani. Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Fresh Figs: A Case Study in Semnan Province. JWSS. 2002; 6 (3) :77-90
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-44-en.html

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The main objective of the present study is to investigate the production and marketing of fresh figs in Garmsar Region. Semnan Province has the largest area under fresh figs in Iran. About 84 percent of this area is in Garmsar region, hence, it was selected as the study area. Data were collected by random sampling method through interviews with a sample of 70 fresh fig producers in Garmsar region in summer 1999. The production functions of fresh figs were estimated using translog form for the study region. Technical efficiencies for fresh fig producers were estimated using translog stochastic frontier production function. Results of the current study revealed that farmers are not using some of the inputs optimally. Study of technical efficiency of fresh fig producers did not show the possibility of increasing production by increasing farmers’ technical efficiencies. The average of retail, wholesale and marketing margins of one kilogram of fresh figs were estimated to be 900, 550 and 1450 Rials, respectively. Also, marketing efficiency was calculated as 151%.
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Received: 2008/01/9

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