Resources Science ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 1816-1824.

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The impact of farmland transfer on agricultural production efficiency based on the DEA-Tobit model

QI Jiaoer(), GUO Guancheng(), CHEN Yongsheng   

  1. College of land management,Nanjing Agricultural University,Nanjing 210095,China
  • Received:2015-05-10 Revised:2015-08-15 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-09-25


We analyzed farmland transfer effects on agricultural production efficiency using the DEA-Tobit model and field surveys of Jiangsu, China. We found that the average productivity of sample farmers is only 0.143 and low level; there is much room for improvement, the main reason is the low efficiency of the technology. Overall circulation households efficiency is higher than households without transfer. Both the behavior of roll out land and roll in land are conducive to improve production efficiency, and the impact on production efficiency of the behavior of roll in land is more significant than the roll-out land. Therefore, farmland transfer is an effective way to improve the efficiency of agricultural production, but the government should increase production service investment and advanced technology in agriculture to raise technical efficiency firstly, and create more opportunities for transferring land to encourage conditional farmers to roll out land to let them have the best ratio of production factors to improve their production efficiency secondly. what’s more, the government should encourage farming experts to roll in land in order to achieve scale operation to further improve efficiency.

Key words: farmland transfer, agricultural production efficiency, DEA, Tobit Model