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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)
Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production , Nzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ , 05/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
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)

Impact of Collective Marketing by Cocoa Farmers’ Organizations in Cameroon

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TitleImpact of Collective Marketing by Cocoa Farmers’ Organizations in Cameroon
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKamdem, Cyrille Bergaly, Tameko André Melachio, Ndeffo Luc Nembot, and Gockwoski James
Conference Name2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia
Date Published09/2013
PublisherAgEcon Search
Conference LocationTunisia
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCameroon, collective marketing, farmers organisation, government policy, price
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The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of collective marketing by FO on cocoa farmer’s price in Cameroun. This evaluation is done through the non-experimental method of impact evaluation which uses the techniques of “Propensity Score Matching”. Results show that collective marketing has a positive and statistically significant effect on the net price received by farmers. This effect is estimated at 44 FCFA per kilogram of cocoa sold collectively, that means 8% increase on the individual sale price. The main recommendation is to promote the development of FO and collective marketing within FO. The development of FO requires a government policy to support the creation of FOs and by extension the effects of collective sales. Development of collective marketing can be done through creation of credit systems by FO to encourage farmers who sell to individual buyers under the constraint of credit received. This probably would increase significantly the share of supply captured by FO.

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