Banker, R.D., Charnes, A. & Cooper, W.W. (1984). Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis. Management Science 30(9):1078-1092.
Battese, G.E. & Tessema, G.A. (1993). Estimation of Stochastic Frontier Production Function with Time – varying Parameters and Technical Efficiencies from India Villages. Agriculture Economics, 9:313-321.
Charnes, A., Cooper, W.W & Rhodes, E. (1978). Measuring the Efficiency of Decision Making Units. European Journal of Operational Research. 2: 429-444.
Coelli, T.J. (1996). A Guide for DEAP version 2.1. A Data Envelopment Analysis (Computer) Program. CEPA working paper 96/98. University of New England.
Coelli, Timothy J. & Battese, George E. (1996). Identification of Factors which Influence the Technical Efficiency of Indian Farmers. Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 40(2): 103-128.
Coelli, Timothy J., Rao, D.S.P., O'Donnell, Christopher J. & Battese, George E. (1998). An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis. USA: Springer.
Cooper, W. W. & Knox Lovell, C. A. (2000). New Approaches to Measures of Efficiency in DEA: An Introduction. Journal of Productivity Analysis. 13: 91–92.
Emami Meybodi, A. (2000). Principles of Measuring Efficiency and Productivity, Tehran: Institute of Business Studies and Research (In Persian).
Farrell, M. J. (1957). The Measurement of Productive Efficiency. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 120(3): 253-290.
Ghaffari, M. (2006). Introduction to sunflower cultivation, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of West Azarbaijan Province, West Azarbaijan. Iran (In Persian).
Hajihassaniasl, S. (2003). Investigation and Estimation of Sunflower Production Function in West Azarbaijan province for the Period of 1981-2001, M.A Thesis, Tabriz Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
Jaforullah, M. & Whiteman, J. (1999). Scale Efficiency in New Zealand Dairy Industry: a Non- parametric Approach. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 43(4):523-32.
Kalirajan, K.P & Flinn, J. C. (1983). The Measurement of Farm Specific Technical Efficiency. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economic, 2:167-172.
Karbasi, AR., Koshteh, K. & Ashrafi, M. (2004). Technical Efficiency Analysis of Pistachio Production in Iran (Khorasan Province Case Study). Working paper (In Persian).
Khajeh Hassani, M., Saboohi Sabooni, M. & Jaafari, M. (2013). Measurement of Potato Efficiency and Productivity of Zanjan Province, Management of Capital and Agricultural Talent in the Light of Industry and Trade in Zanjan Province, Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran (In Persian).
Krasachat, W. (2003). Technical Efficiency of Rice Farms in Thailand: A Non-parametric Approach. International conference on Business, Hawaii, Honolulu, June 18-21.
Liu, S., Zhang, P., He, X. & Li, J. (2015). Efficiency Change in North-East China Agricultural Sector: A DEA Approach. Agric.Econ – Czech, 61(11):522–532.
Long, J.S. (1997). Regression Models for Categorical Limited Depended Variable. London: SAGE publication.
Mohammadi, H. & Barim Nejad, V. (2005). Measurement of Technical, Economic, Allocative and Scale Efficiency in Production Cooperatives Using Random Frontier Method and Data Envelopment Analysis Method: Case Study of Qom Province, The 5th Annual Conference of Iranian Agricultural Economy, Sistan and Baloochestan University, Iran (In Persian).
Najafi, B. & Zibaee, M. (1994). Study of Technical Efficiency of Wheat Farmers in Fars Province, Quarterly Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development, 7:71-86 (In Persian).
Nasiri, N. & Jahangiri, S. (2007). Evaluation of Technical and Scale Efficiency of Agricultural Operators : A Case Study of Ajab Shir Potato Farmers, The First Regional Conference on the Status of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Sustainable Development, Maragheh Azad Universty, Maraghe, Iran (In Persian).
Opande Majiwa, E.B. (2017). Productivity and Efficiency of the Agricultural Sector: Africa wıth a Special Focus on Rice Farming and Processing in Kenya, Doctoral Thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Riahi, F., Taheri, O. & Mohammadi, M. (2015). Estimation of Technical Efficiency of Rice (Case Study of Mobarakeh Rice Producer), The 3rd National Conference of Academic Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Karaj, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Tehran University, Karaj, Iran (In Persian).
Roios, A. & Shively, G. (2005). Farm Size and Nonparametric Efficiency Measurement for Coffee Farm .n Vietnam. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Rode Island. July 24.
Salarieh, M., Mohammadi Nejad, A. & Moghaddasi, R. (2016). The Effect of Technology Advancement and Performance Changes on Iran's Agricultural Productivity Growth: Data Envelopment Analysis, Quarterly Journal of Economic Modeling, 10(34): 131-148 (In Persian).
Sepehrdoust, H. & Hamzeali Dastjerdi, H. (2013). Efficiency Measurement of Agricultural Sub-Sector's Activities; Using Window Analysis Method, Journal of Agricultural Science and Sustainable Production, 23(4):131-141.
Tahami Pour, M., Saleh, I. & Nemati, M. (2013). Measure and Decompose Total Factor Productivity Growth in Varieties of Rice In Iran. Agronomy Journal (Pajouhesh & Sazandegi), 27(103): 96-104 (In Persian).