Keywords: capacity building, Comilla project, JICA intervention, technical efficiency, vegetable farming, rice farming, Bangladesh, Japan International Cooperation Agency, agriculture
Influence of Capacity Building on Technical Efficiency of vegetables and rice farmers in Bangladesh: JICA intervention in Comilla project
This study examines the influence of Capacity Building (CB) on Technical Efficiency (TE) of farming community in the Comilla project area, Bangladesh, which occurred due to the intervention of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The results indicated a significant variation in TE of vegetable and rice Production Inside (IP) and outside the project area. The farmers with low-, medium- and high-CB have incurred a significant amount of loss compared with the maximum obtainable total return due to inefficiency. The study identified that the components of CB play a significant role in increasing TE as well as obtaining maximum achievable total return of the sample farmers.