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Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria, Adeniyi, O. R., and Ogunsola G.O. , Agricultural Science , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Nigeria, p.13, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Fertilizer Forum, World Cocoa Foundation, and Initiative IDH - sustaina , 10/2014, Copenhagen, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

Analysis of factors affecting the technical efficiency of cocoa farmers in the Offinso District-Ashanti Region, Ghana

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TitleAnalysis of factors affecting the technical efficiency of cocoa farmers in the Offinso District-Ashanti Region, Ghana
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKyei, Leonard, Foli Gordon, and Ankoh Janet
JournalAm. J. Soc. Mgmt. Sci
Volume2
Issue2
End Page208 - 216
Date Published2011///
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsaccess to services & inputs, farmers & laborers, farmers & production, Ghana, productivity & quality
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This paper analysed the factors that affect the technical efficiency of cocoa farmers in the Offinso district in Ghana. The study also analysed the basic determinants of technical efficiency, as well as the socio-economic variables that affect their performances. Input factors studied include labour, quantity of fertilizer, pesticides, modern equipments, age of trees and farm sizes . Out of the above, labour and age of trees were not significant . Also, the estimate of inefficiency component showed that, with the exception of the age of farmers, most of the specific characteristics were not significant. It is recommended that the ability to use and adjust properly, factors such as labour, capital and age of farms would lead to increase in output. Also, inefficiency would decrease drastically if variables such as educational level, farming experience, and family size of the farmer are increased.

URLhttp://www.scihub.org/AJSMS/PDF/2011/2/AJSMS-2-2-208-216.pdf

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