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An Assessment of Investment in Technology in Cocoa Processing Industry in Nigeria, , Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 10, Akure, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Quality Index Proposal, .R, AraujoQ, and al FernandesC.A.F et , 05/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Fertilizer use among Cocoa Farmers in Ghana: The case of the Sefwi Wiawso District, Nunoo, Isaac, Frimpong Benedicta Nsiah, and Frimpong Frederick Kwabena , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (0) , (Practical Publication)
Impact of Collective Marketing by Cocoa Farmers’ Organizations in Cameroon , Kamdem, Cyrille Bergaly, Tameko André Melachio, Ndeffo Luc Nembot, and Gockwoski James , 2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia, 09/2013, Tunisia, (2013) , (Practical Publication)

Determinants of Liberian farmgate cocoa prices

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TitleDeterminants of Liberian farmgate cocoa prices
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsEnglish, Alicia
Date Published2008///
UniversityUniversity of Tennessee
CityKnoxville, USA
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsfarmer income, farmers & production, farmers & traders, infrastructure, institutions, Liberia, prices

In an effort to increase growth. employment and diversify fanner portfolios and exports in Liberia. the government is currently focused on opportunities in smallholder tree crops. Smallholder cocoa has the potential to benefit a wide population of farmers by increasing income opportunities and adding to overall household food security. However, the government must contend with a chaotic buyer driven marketplace with limited access to financial and physical capital and relatively little incentive to enhance production capacity and ensure quality. This research describes the characteristics of Liberian cocoa producing and marketing households in order to give context to smallholder marketing decisions during the 2006/07 cocoa season. The research further identifies factors that affect the price formation of farmgate cocoa prices. Liberian cocoa farmers are receiving limited price signals due to the institutional, market-level and infrastructure-oriented transactions costs that constitute a sizeable gap between farmgate and world prices.


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