Abstract—The government’s objectives for agricultural sector are to ensure food security, increase export earnings, and to improve productivity and competency. Given its importance role to the economy development, the present study aims to examine the efficiency and productivity level of selected agriculture firms in Malaysia. Precisely, this study will examine the efficiency of agricultural firms in Malaysia over the last 15 years period from 1995 to 2010 by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The results obtain from this study will help agriculture firms’ management and policy makers to determine how successful the agriculture firms is, especially in achieving efficiency and productivity, make efficient production decisions and also to determine areas in which improvement is needed.
Index Terms—Efficiency, productivity, agriculture, data envelopment analysis, Malaysia.
Zarehan Selamat is with Multimedia University, Malaysia (e-mail: Zarehan.email@example.com)
Cite:Zarehan Selamat and Annuar Md Nasir, "Efficiency Measurement of Malaysian Agriculture Firms," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 79-85, 2013.