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Technical efficiency and productivity potential of cocoa farmers in West African countries, Binam, J. N., Gockowski J., and Nkamleu G. B. , The Developing Economies, 2008, Volume 46, Issue 3, p.242 - 263, (2008)

This paper presents an empirical study of the production efficiency of farmers in the West and Central African cocoa sector using cross-countries data of the 2002 Sustainable Tree Crop Program (STCP) baseline survey. Different stochastic frontier models are used for cocoa farmers in four...

Data from Cameroon show that improved tenure security over cocoa fields increases farmers’ consumption and welfare, but at the expense of more deforestation. The introduction of new cocoa varieties with faster maturity and higher input response also unambiguously raises farmers’ consumption and...

Socio-economic impact of government spraying programme on cocoa farmers in Ghana, Abankwah, V., Aidoo R., and Osei R. K. , Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa , 2010, Volume 12, Issue 4, Clarion, Pennsylvania, p.126, (2010)

This paper assesses the impact of a national spraying exercise in 2001 by the Ghana government to control the spread of the black pod disease and cocoa pests, free of charge, with the aim of increasing yield. Nine years after implementing the project under CODAPEC, Ghana has seen an upsurge in...

Hybrid cocoa and land productivity of cocoa farmers in Ashanti Region of Ghana, Wiredu, A. N., Mensah-Bonsu A., Andah E. K., and Fosu K. Y. , World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2011, Volume 7, Issue 2, p.178, (2011)

The study assessed the effect of hybrid cocoa varieties on land productivity of 366 randomly selected cocoa farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The results confirm the expectation about the effect of improved technologies on the performance of cropping systems. Land productivity is shown to...

Analysis of economic efficiency in cocoa production in Ghana, Aneani, F., Anchirinah V. M., Asamoah M., and Owusu-Ansah F. , African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2011, Volume 11, Issue 1, (2011)

The main purpose of this study was to analyze the economic efficiency of resource utilization in cocoa production of the cocoa farmers in Ghana to provide information for effective application and management of farm inputs on cocoa farms and policy recommendation. A random sample of 300 farmers...

A synthesis of the thesis of Harounan Kazianga, Adoption of Improved Cocoa Technologies in Cameroon, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, West Lafayette, IN, 2002; for USAID. It looks at the technology alternatives to Cameroonian farmers and indicates one policy mechanism to...

By means of literature research, an overview and analysis was made of the systemic requirements of several sustainability standard systems. This analysis showed common practices of sustainability standard systems. Expert interviews provided information about the barriers and success factors in...

The Ghana cocoa market has been extensively liberalised over the period since the mid 1980s. Three issues have been prominent in microeconomic research on the effects of liberalisation on agriculture. The first has been the size of any supply response, the second has been the effect on producers...

The study examined the viability of small-holder cocoa production under three management systems in Abia State, viz. owner-, lease and sharecrop management systems. In all, 150 cocoa farmers were selected for the study. Results show that cocoa production is profitable and viable in the study...

This research thesis examines the cocoa productivity in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia and Colombia. The cocoa yields are low in most producing countries, there is technology available to increase yields, but most farmers have been unable to increase yields and this research tries to answer why....

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