Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Analysis of factors affecting the technical efficiency of arabica coffee producers in Cameroon

Contents:

Author Info

  • Amadou Nchare
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This study analyses the factors influencing the technical efficiency of arabica coffee farmers in Cameroon. To carry out this analysis, a translog stochastic production frontier function, in which technical inefficiency effects are specified to be functions of socioeconomic variables, is estimated using the maximum-likelihood method. The data used were collected from a sample of 140 farmers during the 2004 crop year. The results obtained show some increasing returns to scale in coffee production. The mean technical efficiency index is estimated at 0.896, and 32% of the farmers surveyed have technical efficiency indexes of less than 0.91. The analysis also reveals that the educational level of the farmer and access to credit are the major socioeconomic variables influencing the farmers’ technical efficiency. Finally, the findings prove that further productivity gains linked to the improvement of technical efficiency may still be realized in coffee production in Cameroon.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.aercafrica.org/documents/RP_163.pdf
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 403 Forbidden. If this is indeed the case, please notify (winston wachanga)
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by African Economic Research Consortium in its series Research Papers with number RP_163.

    as in new window
    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2007
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:aer:rpaper:rp_163

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: P.O. Box 62882, Nairobi
    Phone: (254-2) 228057
    Fax: (254-2) 219308
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.aercafrica.org
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Technical efficiency; stochastic production frontier; arabica coffee; Cameroon;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aer:rpaper:rp_163. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (winston wachanga).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.