Resource Use Efficiency in Organic Vegetable Production: A Case Study of Manzini Region, Swaziland

Dumsile Dlamini F, Mukole Kongolo

Abstract


This study investigated the efficient use of resources in the production of organic vegetables, namely: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, pepper, spinach and tomatoes. The findings indicated that land, labour, organic manure, seeds, soil preparation, age; children, education level and farm legal entity all had significant effect in organic vegetables production in the region. The use of inputs in the production of the vegetables showed increasing returns to scale. As a result of this, the study suggested that in order for farmers to produce efficiently; all inputs that were significant in the production of the vegetables needed to be doubled in order to double the output. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jas.v2i2.5958

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