EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spain, 8 - 11 July 2018, pp.281
The growing dependence on agricultural production, the concerns
about this dependency, and the growing consciousness between the
manufacturing industry as well as the public and legislator have created the concept of sustainable agricultural production. The objective of sustainable agricultural production is to be able to process raw
materials in balance with environmental, social, and financial systems.
In terms of geographical and climate indicators, Turkey is one of the
countries suitable for growing a wide range of agricultural products.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the country-level technical
efficiency scores in the 2009-2015 year of crop production in the Turkish agricultural sector by utilizing both Data Envelopment Analysis
(DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA). In both analysis, 61
agricultural products were selected as decision-making units and the
data covers the 6 years period. The agriculture sector has been selected as the field of application in terms of both the application of the
DEA and SFA studies and the interpretability of the results to be obtained from the measurements. Given the strengths and weaknesses of
these two approaches as DEA and SFA, efficiency measures and scale
characteristics derived from these analyses are not always persuasive.
In this study, we apply both approaches and compare the results obtained by using data from the balance tables of crop production at
the Turkey-level technical efficiency scores