Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Productivity and Harvested Area. Analysis Short and Long - Term Relationship in Ecuador

Viviana Torres1, W Santiago Ochoa-Moreno1*, Diana Bravo1 and Bolier Torres2

1Researcher at Economic, Department of Economics of Private, Technical University of Loja, Ecuador
2Faculty of Life Sciences, Natural Resources Economics Program, Amazonas State University, Ecuador

*Corresponding Author: W Santiago Ochoa-Moreno, Researcher at Economic, Department of Economics of Private, Technical University of Loja, Ecuador.

Received: December 30, 2019; Published: January 20, 2020



  The relationship between farm size and productivity is a recurrent topic in development economics, almost as old as the discipline itself. This paper emphasizes the importance of determine the relationship between productivity and harvesting area in Ecuador, period 1960-2016, autoregressive models and vector error correction will be implemented, which will reveal whether the variables have a short or long term relationship. The main results allow us to determine that the production of bananas and cocoa beans fulfill a long and short term relationship; whereas, green coffee and palm oil only fulfill a short-term relationship; at the same time, it is verified that the inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is also fulfilled in this study, since the greater the harvesting area of these products is, it generates lower agricultural productivity.

Keywords: Productivity; Harvesting Area; Yield; Food Sovereignty



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Citation: W Santiago Ochoa-Moreno., et al. “Productivity and Harvested Area. Analysis Short and Long - Term Relationship in Ecuador". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.2 (2020): 74-82.


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