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Yahia Hamid Elasraag
Ayii Mayom Machar
Khaled Ahmed Abdu


In this study we employ the stochastic frontier approach to estimates the evolution of technical efficiency for maize production in the Nile basin countries. The study is based on a panel data at the countries level and it represents the time period 1993-2016. The results indicate improving in the levels of technical efficiency for maize production in the Nile basin countries during the time period 1993-2016. The annual levels of technical efficiency for the studied period vary from a minimum level of 0.5310 to a maximum level of 0.9601. The Nile basin countries that are less efficient in maize production should make some adjustments to their agricultural policies to improve the capacity of farmers to efficiently use the existing resources to increase maize production.


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