IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TENURE SYSTEMS ON RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY OF HYV BORO RICE PRODUCTION IN BANGLADESH
An attempt has been made to examine the impact of different tenure systems on resource use efficiency. About 30 owner farmers, 30 cash tenant farmers and 30 crop share tenant farmers were selected. Field survey was conducted over the period from July-September 2014. Cobb-Douglas production function and the ratio of Marginal value product (MVP) to the Marginal Factor Cost (MFC) for each input were computed. Results showed the returns to scale for HYV Boro rice production of owner farms, cash tenant farms and crop share tenant farms were 0.967, 1.019 and 1.101 respectively. The production function showed increasing returns to scale in case of both cash and crop share tenant farms but diminishing returns to scale for owner farms. Form the findings of marginal productivity and resource use efficiency, it may be suggested significant difference in resource use efficiency of owner, cash tenant and crop share tenant farmers. So the farmers of the study area have scope to attain full efficiency by reallocating the resources.