Vietnam's agriculture: Is there an inverse relationship?

AH Akram-Lodhi

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Abstract

This paper asks whether there is an inverse relationship between size of farm and
output per unit of land in rural Vietnam. Evidence indicates that access to land has become
increasingly stratified, and that changes in the choice of technique have also occurred. It is
demonstrated that agrarian production and productivity have been unleashed as a result of
these changes. Decomposing the sources of accumulation, it is demonstrated that purchased machinery and equipment are an important source of growth. Evidence from the
Mekong Delta indicates that farms of different sizes appear to utilize different technical
coefficients of production, and that these differences in production systems appear to have
an effect on yields. As a consequence, an inverse relationship between size of farm and
output per unit of land cannot be substantiated.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number348
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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