This study was carried out in Khartoum state Sudan during 2017, to measure the farmer's
technical efficiency of producing tomato and to determine the main socio-economic factors
affecting farmer's technical efficiency of tomato production. The stochastic production frontier
model was utilized to achieve the study's objectives. The data were collected from 60 tomato
farmers' through questionnaire. Secondary data were also obtained from the ministry of
Agriculture and bank of Sudan. The study indicated that the mean technical efficiency of tomato
production was 0.599, which means that tomato could have been increased by 40%at the same
level of inputs, if resources had been efficiency utilized. The results show that the cost of labour,
cost of seed and education had a significant positive effects in tomato production levels, while
cost of pesticides, fertilize and irrigation number show a negative and significant effects.
It was recommended that policies that will increase farmers' economic efficiency level will be
targeted at improving their agronomic practices to enhance productivity through the reduction of
the unit average cost of production.