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Rice production in Africa is characterized by small-scale farming systems facing problems of technical efficiency due to the use of sub-optimal input combinations, climatic conditions and also variation in socio-economic characteristics. Furthermore bird chasing efforts to prevent enormous yield losses are becoming a huge burden amongst farmers although the real impacts are not well reported. This study utilizes a stochastic frontier approach to estimate the technical efficiency and itsdoi:10.22004/ag.econ.315397 fatcat:obrlz3a3njdk3bbkyhm63apb4u