JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2017, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 46-51,62.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2015.0516

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Regional Differences of Vegetable Production Efficiency and Classification of Vegetable Production in China: A Case Study of Open-ground Eggplant Production

WANG Huan, MU Yueying   

  1. College of Economics and Management, China Agriculture University, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2015-10-26 Online:2017-11-25 Published:2017-11-23


With limited agricultural resources in China, it is of great significance to improve the efficiency of vegetable production for the security of supply. This research takes open-ground eggplant production for an example to calculate and analyse the vegetable production efficiency of 25 provinces separately by Data Envelope Analysis (DEA), Supper Efficiency DEA and K-means. The conclusions are as follows:first of all, improper scale of production is the main factor that prevents development of vegetable production in most provinces; secondly, some provinces in northwestern China have the advantages over other areas in regard to production efficiency; thirdly, 25 provinces can be divided into 5 production areas considering the differences in input, output and efficiency and for different areas there should be different development strategies.

Key words: vegetable production efficiency, regional differences, production area, Date Envelope Analysis (DEA), Supper Efficiency DEA, K-means

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