Authors: Ignatius Suprih Sudrajat, Endang Siti Rahayu, Supriyadi, and Kusnandar

Year: 2018, Volume 28 No. 1
Pages: 166-175


This study is about the effect of an institution on the production cost efficiency of organic rice farming. This research used the stochastic frontier approach with cross-section data and estimated with maximum likelihood estimation (MLE). This study aims to determine the effect of institution variables on production cost inefficiency. A survey was conducted on 216 organic rice farmers during two planting seasons using purposive sampling method in Dlingo Village, Mojosongo, Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia. The result of the research shows that the average value of production cost efficiency is 0.4268. The role of farmer groups and agricultural counselors is the most dominant variable in determining the production cost inefficiency of organic rice farming.