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How can the productivity of Indone sian cocoa farms be increased? , Tothmihaly, Andras, and Ingram Verina , GlobalFood, 07/2017, Gottingen, (2017) , (Academic Publication)
De-mystifying family farming:Features, diversity and trends across the globe, A.vanVliet, Jiska, and , Global FoodSecurity, 2015, Volume 5 , (2015) , (Academic Publication)
Tony's Chocolonely Chocoa Presentation, Boekhold, Arjen , Chocoa 2015, 01/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) , (Academic Publication)
Competitiveness of cocoa-based farming household in Nigeria, Dunmola, Amao Oyetoun, and Omobowale Oni , Journal of development and agricultural economics, 01/2015, Volume 7, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2015) , (Academic Publication)
Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria, Taphee, B. G., and Musa Y. H. , Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 01/2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, Rome, (2015) , (Academic Publication)
Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria , Taphee, B. G., and Musa Y. H. , Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 01/2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, Rome, (2015) , (Academic Publication)

How can the productivity of Indone sian cocoa farms be increased?

TitleHow can the productivity of Indone sian cocoa farms be increased?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTothmihaly, Andras, and Ingram Verina
Conference NameGlobalFood
Date Published07/2017
PublisherUniversity of Goettingen
Conference LocationGottingen
Publication Languageenglish
KeywordsCocoa, efficicency, Indonesia
Lead

This study investigates the Indonesian cocoa production to reveal the possibilities
for poverty alleviation while considering the threats to environmental
sustainability. We estimate, based on a large household panel data set and stochastic frontier analysis, the technical efficiency of cocoa production and decompose productivity growth . According to our results, the productivity of Indonesian cocoa farming increased by 75 percent between 2001 and 2013. Technical efficiency growth and the increased chemicals use supported by government subsidies were responsible for the majority of this gain. Furthermore,
we find large distortions in the input allocations. Hence, policies that
encourage the adjustment of the cocoa farms’ input use would be highly beneficial. Moreover, because of the weather-induced volatility in cocoa production, policy makers should also promote investment in agricultural research and transfer of drought - resistant cocoa varieties to farmers. Additionally, the average efficiency of cocoa farmers is estimated to be around 50 percent. We find that farmers’ educational attainment and their experience in cocoa farming are significant factors that can increase the efficiency levels.

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