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Le problème de la qualité du café indonésien : une interprétation micro-économique

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  • Chantai Le Mouël
  • Catherine Benjamin
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    [eng] The Indonesian Coffee Quality Problem: A Microeconomic Explanation by Catherine Benjamin and Chantai Le Mouël . The Indonesian government aims to improve the quality of coffee produced in the country. Coffee growers often harvest their crops before the beans are ripe, which results in poor quality. Two reasons explain the growers' behaviour: they are not aware of the government's national policy to improve quality; and there are imperfections in the capital market. We use a household model that reveals the explanatory factors for Indonesian coffee growers' microeconomic harvesting behaviour. Econometric estimations are used to quantify the effects of the various factors and to show how important credit is in determining harvesting behaviour. [fre] Le problème de la qualité du café indonésien : une interprétation micro-économique par Catherine Benjamin et Chantai Le Mouël . Un objectif du gouvernement indonésien est d' améliorer la qualité du café produit en Indonésie. La mauvaise qualité du café provient des habitudes de récolte des producteurs, les fruits étant souvent cueillis avant maturité. Deux raisons expliquent ce comportement : l'absence d'officialisation auprès du producteur de la politique nationale engagée d'incitation à la qualité et l'existence d'imperfections sur le marché du capital. Dans cet article, nous proposons un cadre d'analyse, basé sur un modèle du ménage, qui permet de mettre en évidence les facteurs qui expliquent le comportement micro-économique de cueillette des producteurs de café indonésiens. Des estimations économétriques permettent de quantifier les effets des différents facteurs et de mettre en évidence l'importance du crédit dans le comportement de cueillette.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Économie & prévision.

    Volume (Year): 132 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 59-71

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