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Improving the Technical Efficiency of Sengcu Rice Producers through Better Financial Management and Sustainable Farming Practices in Mountainous Areas of Vietnam

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Economics & Rural Development, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
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Faculty of Accounting and Business Management, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Department of Geography, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Faculty of Applied Economics, Department of Engineering Management, University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2279; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072279
Received: 28 April 2018 / Revised: 18 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 2 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
This paper analyzes the impacts of financial management and farming practices on the technical efficiency of Sengcu rice growers in Laocai, a mountainous province of Vietnam. The stratified random sampling method was employed to select 170 households representing two typical ecologies, lowland and upland. The structured questionnaire was applied to collect primary data through face-to-face interviews regarding current farming practices in the 2016–2017 growing seasons and farm-specific characteristics. The importantly, the study makes recommendations for policy-makers regarding how to manage provision extension, irrigation, and credit services more effectively and for producers regarding how to better manage cash-flows and receive more benefits from public support in order to improve the effectiveness of rice production and make a livelihood while working towards sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: technical efficiency; mountain rice; agricultural credit; financial management; sustainable intensification; Laocai; Vietnam technical efficiency; mountain rice; agricultural credit; financial management; sustainable intensification; Laocai; Vietnam
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Bui, T.L.; Tran, H.C.; Azadi, H.; Lebailly, P. Improving the Technical Efficiency of Sengcu Rice Producers through Better Financial Management and Sustainable Farming Practices in Mountainous Areas of Vietnam. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2279.

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