Estimating the Economic Efficiency of Sheep Rearers in Al-Hasakah Governorate/Syria Using the Data Envelopment Analysis

    Mohannad Alobid ,Alaa Hammo ,István Szűcs
    Keywords: Economic Efficiency, Sheep Rearers, Data-Envelopment Analysis, Allocative Efficiency, Technical Efficiency. ,


    The main objective of the research is to measure the economic efficiency of sheep rearers in Al-Hasakah
    Governorate using the data envelopment analysis method. The sample size was 313 rearers, who were
    selected by random sampling method from the administrative regions of Al-Hasaka Governorate. The
    primary data for the two seasons 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 were collected according to a questionnaire
    form prepared for this purpose. The findings revealed that the variable costs and the cost of feed
    accounted for 71.16% and 45.83% of the total production costs, respectively, additionally, the milk
    revenues ranked first as a main source of income with a rate of 61.90%. The results, on the other hand,
    revealed that levels of technical efficiency in response to changes in return on capacity ranged from a
    minimum of 27% to a maximum of 100%, with an average of 73.9 %, Furthermore, allocative efficiency
    levels ranged from a minimum of 93 % to a maximum of 100 %, with an average of 98 %; while economic
    efficiency levels ranged from a minimum of 27 % to a maximum of 100 %, with an average of 73.2 %.

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